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No, that's one of the dozen things about the UI that work quite well.
The rest of your rant - and by the way, offline modules and overheating modules both have a rather pronounced effect, if you have any savvy in using them - has little do with a discussion of the UI. If you want to rant about net code, that's a whole different topic.
No, the UI is not "pretty." "Pretty" also doesn't equate to good. I can change the nature of information delivery, the amount of it, the location of it, the style of it, and how I manipulate, react to, and organize that information with a few simple clicks. I can custom-design a dozen information filters and pull them all up in two clicks. I'm not interested in a "pretty" UI - I'm interested in a functional one. If I wanted a pretty UI that didn't do anything useful, I've got plenty of other choices. The EVE UI is designed to give out information, and it does that very well.
"AppleTVHacks.net was able to patch to the Apple TV Finder.app, and now has an operating Apple TV on a Macbook. Once a patched copy of the Apple TV Finder is made, you just copy over the additional Frameworks from the Apple TV, and you can reboot into Apple TV.