I'll try to reinstate the old pillz selection system
As for left and right click, as you said, it's not really idiot proof, many peoples feels it "strange" or counter intuitive (whereas I like it a lot as well). But in the Flash version, it doesn't seems that relevant because there are not many menus.
Buddy list might come at some point, but edit in the forum is a problem because of the moderation system. What if you add a message, we validate, someone reply, you modify your message, so we must revalidate it.. there is a "lost" reply.
Anyway, it's quite difficult to make everybody happy.. our goal is to have a short learning curve for the newbs, and a deep gameplay for the fans