I agree, it's a POS! And I've bumped my noggin on it several times in the last 2 years. Unfortunately, mine is already set to the highest torque setting for the 2 torsion rods that (sort of) counterbalance it.
I finally got fed up with the trunk hitting me in the head! I've made an appt with local honda dealer to replace current torsion bars with heavier ones that come with the trunk spoiler accessory. Going to cost me upwards of $100. I would have liked to find some hardware store springs that I could attach to help with the lifting - I'm sure there's a way.