Thanks for the clarification, Jonathan. Someone in another forum had remarked that the 1DII did, but reading your comment I downloaded the 1DII manual pdf and sure enough, as you say, it doesn't either. I don't feel as left out now . I ended up blocking out other metering modes except evaluative and spot, so there's always only two choices, which I quickly determine when I press the FEL button to take a spot reading and I'm not in spot mode.
I also made spot the manual metering method, but I rarely use manual, I normally use aperture perferred for some DOF control, and just use exposure comp to place the spot readings where I want them.
Still, I wonder why they didn't include the modes in the viewfinder - there's space enough. It's a slip up as far as I'm concerned for such an advanced and complicated shooting environment. But that's just for me of course. Different folks may not care that much. Cheers!