Dashboard goodness coming in 1.3
Though 1.2 is the primary development focus right now, some work is still being done for future releases. One of the coolest changes, in my opinion, upcoming in 1.3 will be changing the front status page into a customizable dashboard.
This feature is still in its early stages, but here is a screenshot to give you an idea of what is being worked on. Aside from the SVG graphs, this is all AJAX so the information, log viewer, etc. all update dynamically without refreshing the entire page.