OK - cant disagree with some of what you have said. Other players I've noticed have voiced the very same issues - some I think directly with WGT, so I wouldnt get to hung up about some of those issues.
Also lets not forget this is just a first up look at where they are going to be post flash. Am pretty confident that all those issues you have raised will be addressed in some form or other.
I had my first hit the other day - good job it was in practice mode. It was horrendous - but hey - It'll get better.
I am not going to list the issues I have with the new format - others have already done that, so no point in duplicating effort. WGT will know the shortcomings dont worry about that, so lets see what happens going forward.