Like the 134 other people who voted for it, I'd love to see this implemented.
There are quite a few bad poms in Central, especially for old artifacts, and they will be here forever.
In case you haven't seen it on
MNG-3832, a workaround is to use wildcard on exclusion:
It works in Maven 3, although it produces a nasty warning about threatened build stability and support in future versions.
I guess the fix could simply be to remove this warning...