From: east coast, usa
I use the Recent News (it usually pops up automatically, but sometimes not), then check for Theater Options (even when there aren't any, I like to check, never know when the computer is up to some espionage), then I check the Air Briefing, then the Recent Reinforcements, then I play the turn, sometimes checking the Air Units to make sure they are all still doing what I want, and sometimes checking the Inventory and Replacements. Never use the Attack Planner.
I don't know if the interface is 'good', but I'm certainly used to it. I dread the day that it changes. My program for work changed a year ago, and I still can't get used to it.