Glad you like it. Another user told us the scrollbar is back on the templates list, are you seeing as well?
Regarding feeds on the apps screen, are you referring to the count of feeds shown in the app summary box, i.e. this: http://screencast.com/t/bNFnnkucYeSs
The connection for the application is a separate issue from viewing feeds. Regarding keeping the connection across applications, I've just tested this, and can confirm that changing apps does indeed change my active connection.
One thing that tripped me up for a minute was I still had the viewer open for the previous app, expecting that that app's connection would have change (obviously a mistake).
Am I understanding your problem correctly?