There is a WordPress Hack which is simple to implement for this issue made by Judy at persistentillusions.com 04/16/08 archive to make your Write post/page screen look pre-2.5 at http://www.persistentillusion.com/blogblog/archive/2008/04/16
Basically it involves upload a few php files and a css file to wp-admin folder plus refreshing the page. I logged out and after log in, viola! the write screen I love was back to mama 🙂 I just couldn’t bear using WordPress as a CMS and scrolling down a frame with 6 entries at a time to select from 60+ categories. I hope this helps you till a wordpress plugin comes along.