The ingenious interface puts options in the crosshairs, so no shooting setting is more than two button-presses away. The menu options are persistent, so to choose the metering method, you'd simply press the metering option on the horizontal row of buttons and the method from the vertical row. It's actually quite a fast, efficient system, and infinitely better than a touch screen.
The ramp icon adds a second set of choices for less frequently used options. The dedicated OPS button cycles you through the different Optical Picture Stabilization options: off, at focus, and at capture.