I completely agree, which is why I'm sticking to my high def monitor (1920x1200) on the right, and a standard monitor(set to 1024x768) on the left for rack devices. I also never stray from one vertical column for my rack.
Unfortunately your request would require a complete graphic overhaul on all rack items, including rack extensions which would really complicate things. Unless, of course, they did it without keeping the items in high res/sharp focus, which would be completely lame. You can always dummy down the settings of the monitor you choose to put the rack on to help.