I really like the new administrative page that allows for user/1 (and menu per role administrators) to not always have all menu items visible, regardless of role or permissions. However, I think all of the menu items should be visible to user/1 and menu per role administrators on the menu's configuration screen.
Currently, only the menu items that user/1 can see on the frontend is what is visible to configure on the backend. This doesn't make sense. All menu items need to be available to be configured.