Well, I didn't mean to make it sound worse than it is... There is one at 22 characters long (could be shortened to 19 easily), a few at 21, and a bunch at 20 & 19. I just had an idea. This may prove to be more work than it's worth, but I thought I'd throw it out there:
If we can change the stat images for 'soul', 'particle', etc., do you think we would be able to change the menu selection background (the green bar) to be longer - 22 characters wide instead of the current 18?