And now for some good news: Soon after, BioWare announced a new HUD design for the PC version to heal the broken hearts bent on enjoying the crap out of Mass Effect on May 6th. It can easily be accessed with a simple slap on the space bar; allowing you to select your biotics, guns, etc. for yourself and squad members. To be perfectly honest, though, a new HUD really doesn't at all mend for annoying delay (however insignificant it was) caused by the original HUD.
The last of the good news is that I just know BioWare's only delaying it so it could match my birthdate.
[via Mass Effect forums]