Phones with buttons, ICS apps and that pesky bottom menu bar ...

Just a quick question. I purchased a One X to supplement my iPhone 4s and to give Android a real try as my daily driver. But this menu bar drives me absolutely crazy. I understand it's the result of people coding for ICS on the GN, without the captive buttons (on Screen buttons instead) - or am I wrong? More importantly, as people update their apps, do you foresee this problem going away, or is it likely to persist? I can't stand the idea of buying a large, high-res phone only to lose a whole row of display to this menu bar. Thanks!