Only difference with the previous install is that I am now still using the default NetworkManager and until now it's been behaving a lot better than it used to, I've not (yet) replaced it with WICD. Could this have anything to do with it?
Edit 1: reported as Bug 3003
Edit 2: there's a long thread of possible solutions and workarounds by now, however they all seem to address the problem from a wrong angle. For those that don't want to fight through a nine-page thread or skip to what is currently the last post, the bottom line is: the problem is NOT PulseAudio.
Simply install a set of packages from Portage (they'll hit Entropy soon though):
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emerge --sync emerge -av =app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-baselibs-20120127 app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-qtlibs app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-gtklibs
I'm sure they'll hit weekly soon