Agreed, I love to take as little effort as possible to do something...The worst thing about the poketch for me was missing the app I wanted. I never played platinum, so I never got the benefit of the back button. I'd always click through the apps, and miss the one I wanted by one or two screens.
The only way to make the HGSS menu better would be to have a little clock in one of the corners. I understand it was on the pokegear, but still. That would have made me feel the menu was more complete.
Well, when it comes to games, anyway, pressing the Pokegear button? Too much effort. Looking to my left to see my clock? Too much effort.
Oh dear, I've become the Slakoth from Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky.