Easier Admin for Users

Hi ,

Am just wondering if there was any option in Wordpress MU or any way to give users an easier admin panel than what wordpress 2.7 gives. I just feel that users may feel a bit confused with so many options.Something maybe similar to what blogspot gives

Also , in the admin panel there is an option to enable show the admin bar at the top when you are surfing the siteif you are an admin. Is there any option to give the same to normal users who have blog account on the site?

Look forward to getting some good ideas.