I agree, that's just an idiotic design. If I use any method of securing my phone, it takes three tasks to get in:
* Press power button
* Drag silly ring around
* Perform ICS unlock task (face, pin, whatever)
That's just daft. HTC, if you're listening, you need to provide a way to disable your lock screen.
Head of an Android household: HTC One X+ International 64GB, HTC One X International 32GB, two hopelessly unstable Asus Eee Pad Transformers (32GB and 16GB, each with keyboard docks; remember -- friends don't let friends buy Asus), Samsung Galaxy Ace, and a Fuhu Nabi 2.