Regarding your comments about trying it out- you may want to send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org . That is the email address they listed in the forum for feedback. Since it is only an Alpha, there are probably changes to come. I'm at work, so I don't know if those things are configurable either.
When you say you know you can do quick notes with shortcuts, do you mean a bookmarklet? Or is there something nice I could be using that I don't know about? If I need to add a note that isn't too complex, I use a bookmarklet with this as the address: http://www.evernote.com/mobile/CreateNote.action . That is from the mobile interface, but works from a normal browser, too. The one drawback is that it doesn't autocomplete tags, so you need to get them right. I also email notes into Evernote often, but you have to go back and tag the note later. I think there was some talk in the forums about being able to tag via email (perhaps by formatting the subject line a certain way), but I'm not sure what the official response was to that.
Don't feel too bad about the iPhone app. The 3.0 version of the app has had a rocky road. At least for me, it seems a good bit slower than it was, or maybe my phone is just overdue for a reboot.