two points and then done:
1 - The dial frequency should always be the "carrier" frequency to insure you know where you are in the spectrum. By carrier I mean that actual CW frequency sent, or where the carrier would be if the SSB signal was full AM.
2 - If you don't like the way the radio works, change it! That is the beauty of open source with open hardware,
Please excuse my rant, but just could not stand by.
Above are my opinions, yours can be different.