I know you are very busy chevy, but heres a cool suggestion:
New DROID X Dialer Introduced on Version 2.3.340 - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
Its shows recent calls for the dialer, be nice if you lost connection with someone
Has some of the powercontrol options in the pull down window. I think it should include brightness, but otherwise its awesome
Check it out when you can?