I find the action buttons on the "Recent Post" page very useful. But have others also noted that they don't correctly relate to the post? If you look at the post you would think that the buttons in the same gray box belong to the post. But that's not the case its the buttons at the top of the next post that belong to a given post.
I doubt we can fix this, but maybe Simple Machines should fix this down the road. I think a few times in the past I have replied to the wrong thread.