Thanks for those replies, the crosshair can either be massive or small, but neither is pleasant at all.
If we compare to Oregano, it has a user selectable draw wires icon that politely turns off as soon as you are finished
making a connection between points- i would have to say perfect, it puts the user at ease as he or she is in command
of the schematic drawing. Crosshairs to me appear as lines that you have not instructed it to draw at all, so any such schematic program with them I get very frustrated with, and usually delete in despair.