What is the point in having the clock and date when pulling down the quick panel, it serves no purpose. It takes up space and pushes the options to a third page! This is for selecting options and there is no need for the clock to be shown.
Although I don't disagree with you I do think that it somehow serves for esthetic reasons. But personally I'd suggest shortening the height of date part and moving all the below up a line so you have an additional line.