Haven't gotten any responses to my request for help with the use of the menu settings. I'm still hoping that someone will come across this post and be able to offer some advice as to how to best use them.
The "My Menu's" section seems very helpful and I am using that. I just adjust the settings as I need to make changes based on the images that I am shooting. In that way, I don't forget that changes have been made to banks that had been previously set up.
I also use Lightroom to process my images and I shoot in RAW. I think that eliminates many of the picture control features in the camera so my actual number of adjustments are much less than a person processing with NX2 or shooting in jpeg.