On WordPress.com we have the new dashboard. Version 2.7 is suppposed to have it too. It is shiny new and allows for a good deal of customization but . . .
I'm indifferent to changes for their on sake. Faster is better though I find I have to add an extra click to see how many scheduled posts I have. That used to show up prominently on the first page. Now I have to hit Edit Posts to see it. The numb er of scheduled posts should appear in the "Right Now" section.