I've ended up disabling the HUD because I find it useless. It never finds what I want and I realized I was spending enormous amounts of time putzing with it trying to find what I wanted. whereas with the old traditional menus I move much much quicker and know where I'm going once I look them over.
I do really, really like the Global Menus that show on the Panel when a window is maximized though. I think this is one of the greatest things about Unity.
IMHO Unity is best with Traditional Menus that display on the Panel on maximized windows and no HUD
Anybody disagree? Where do you find HUD useful?