The "Rear Admiral, Lower/Upper Half" issue is just as glaring as any graphics glich and should be given the same amount of consideration in fixing it as soon as possible.
That's what bothers me most - the apparent reticence of the Devs to fix this is because "using search-and-replace to fix the dialogue wildcards will only get 90% of the 1000+ cases".
Ok, so there'll be the occasional bit of wonky dialogue. But it's better than 100% of cases being clunky and unrealistic, and more to the point, it's not like there aren't plenty of other glitches/errors already in the game, many of which have been reported and re-reported, and have yet to be fixed*.
*none of which are game-killing 'deal-breakers', either - and I'm talking about things like BOffs floating over chairs or clipping right through them, 'leaving Tactical view' causing you to beam out of your bridge, endless 'rubber-banding' in busy areas, the lengthy list of model inaccuracies on starships, etc.