Thanks, ipstenu. I am amazed this wins on usability tests. Not one of the WP users who I know, at any level, likes the left/vertical menu. I used to manage a usability testing group and it really just blows my mind that this menu was a winner. Maybe they were comparing it to the icky old WP menus and not to Ohz's Admin Menu. Or all of the users were left-handed :)
Anyway, since posting that I found this beautiful alternative:
Fluency 2.3 by Dean Robinson
It is still a vertical menu on the left, but you can hover over a top menu item to see the submenus. No need to scroll forever and click a top item to see the sub-items. It's elegant and is working like a charm with WP 3.0.1.
And when WP 3.1 is released a new version of Fluency will have the option to display the menu at the top as a horizontal drop down:
Dean's own blog is also terrific. When he gets to the horizontal drop down version of Fluency it will blow Ohz Admin out of the water.
In any case, i don't need to bother the WP folks anymore.