Yeah, the fullscreen HUD is quite a mess right now (sorry TopAce!). Currently I have the ETS split by the shield icon so that all the Gun, Shield, and Engine stuff stays neatly grouped together (except for the actual weapons gauge which is something I only glance at occasionally), and because I love how the player shield icon looks right in front of your nose there. I'm certainly open to alternate suggestions for the positions though--as you know I'm on IRC pretty much all the time
The final radar gauge will indeed have a border, as well as some other changes chief has suggested. Thanks for the feedback!