Jun 11th 2010 4:03PM 100% agree.
I was very disappointed that they made all hard modes UI activated.
"Now why would you go and do something like that? Didn't you see the sign that said 'DO NOT PUSH THIS BUTTON!'? How will we finish testing with the self-destruct mechanism active?"
--still flipping a switch, but waaaaaaaay (and that's with 8 As!) more epic.