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Web Forms For Marketers - Custom Unique ID Field Type

I recently had a request from the business to implement a unique 8-digit (auto-incrementing) Reference number for one of their Forms. Doing a quick scan in the available Field types, I found that there wasn't any type available that fits my requirement.  I had two options to consider:

Override the Save to DB action: by overriding the Execute method and replacing the AdaptedResultList with my own which queries the WFM DB and looks for the Max Reference value and returns the incremented value at that instance; this worked well but I quickly ran into an issue wherein other Save Actions (like Send Email) were still using the original AdaptedResultList and thus the experience was inconsistent. If I were to go this route, I would have to override every possible Save action which is not very good. So I concentrated with my next option:  Create my own Custom Field Type: I created my own type, did the necessary changes in the WFFM module settings like (add a new Field Type referencing my n…