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 for menuitis
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  menuitis
   /men`yoo?i:'tis/, n.
  
      Notional disease suffered by software with an obsessively simple-minded
      menu interface and no escape. Hackers find this intensely irritating and
      much prefer the flexibility of command-line or language-style interfaces,
      especially those customizable via macros or a special-purpose language in
      which one can encode useful hacks. See user-obsequious, drool-proof
      paper, WIMP environment, for the rest of us.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  menuitis
  
     /men"yoo-i:"tis/ A notional disease suffered by software with
     an obsessively simple-minded menu interface and no escape.
     Hackers find this intensely irritating and much prefer the
     flexibility of command-line or language-style interfaces,
     especially those customisable via macros or a
     special-purpose language in which one can encode useful hacks.
  
     See user-obsequious, drool-proof paper, WIMP, for the
     rest of us.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-12-02)
  

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