You, mouser and NirSoft are really my heroes of these small pieces of software.
The best app I found so far (and I have searched!) is PangoBright for dimming, which works pretty much perfectly, except 1) no settings savings (thus can never be portable) 2) No hotkeys. 3) Development dead + no way to contact author
I want to bump what Bubel and webdude both asked for two and 'tritto' their request.
Here's what DimScreen needs:
1. A new cool icon for the system tray (to replace the hotkey screen)
2. Menu dimming (as requested above)
This is a great app and helps me immensely post eye-surgery :]
The hotkey support is an absolute GODSEND for me to control via Eventghost!