K, got the appstore fix. Thanks for the tip of the gear in the menu. i overlooked it, but one would have to agree it's just way easier to have all the usefull widgets (wifi, bt, etc) in the dropdown tray.
now i'm annoyed that the power button is on the top left corner instead of the top right. why HTC? my last two HTC phones had it on the top right. now it's a reach to actually hit it and totally unnatural if using your right hand.
the back and home hard buttons i'm finding also take multiple attempts sometimes to hit it right. the touch zone for those buttons is too small