Another vote in favor of the new unlock and the clock. Off center things usually bug me too but this does not.
I like the new screen. The old one bugged me a little when you swipe it and sometimes you get the sound disable by accident.
I am sure, as time goes on, you can personalize how the lock screen shows up in future builds or there is definitely an App someone mentioned in another thread about a banner type thing.
I updated my phone last night and the unlock screen has NOT changed. The update went smoothly although i can't really notice the difference. I have Droid and the setting says i have the firmware 2.0.1 so i know it downloaded and installed. The only thing that changed which i like was the clock on the left corner so that i could see what time it is w/o unlocking the phone.
I guess i could be considered lucky since majority seems to hate the new unlock screen.. hmm...any thoughts????