This isn't exactly a problem for me, as I have it turned off, but I know it'll be a problem for other users who have (and prefer) it turned on. I turned it on to check out others' layouts and, to my shock and dismay, they appeared to be just as neat and normal with the Navigation Strip as they had been without it. Apparently, I realized, it's not PMS; it's me and my lack of layout experience/knowledge.
Basically, all I'm saying is--please.
Help a dumbass out. :(