This link seems to have been useful for some: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/1610/
However, I’ve followed the advices and made the necessary changes to catalog.xml and list.phtml (or view.phtml if you want the custom attributes to appear on product page) but can’t seem to get this code:
to display the custom attributes.
My temporary get around, is posted in this thread: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5374/
Hope this helps. And if you can get getAttributeText working for you, please do let me know how!