I finally created a bluesnews account, just to participate in this thread.
I've heard how controversial this game was, but I wanted to give it a try (Used to play SC2/UQM, Homeworld, and other space games).
Beyond any UI issues on actually getting things done, how are you supposed to quit the game? Seriously, this is more anoying than VI. ESC & ALT-F4 were my first choices... Thank god CTRL-ALT-DEL actually worked (I don't want to pull the plug every time I try a new game). Did I miss something obvious or is it that bad?