There was a bug on SDK which causes crash when clicking with mouse, but because 9500 has no mouse this is not a huge problem, you need just to avoid using the mouse while working on emulator.
I haven't tested metroworks SDK but i will try that soon. In M$ version menu using is OK. Is that problem on all applications or only the one you have created. You can try this on your code:
I mean can you provide code which dosen't draw to the screen. I can try if that works on my SDK. On the microsoft version of SDK drawing seems to be OK.
void CYourAppUi::DynInitMenuPaneL(TInt aResourceId, CEikMenuPane* aMenuPane)
if (aMenuPane == NULL) return;