I feel that your proposal would render the Dock too much Windows like.
definitely send that link to Apple. I totaly agree with you. Although, I do like the enlarge when you mouseover an app...maybe they could change it to a color instead of a magnify thing. Send that link to Apple.
I do agree with you about the minimizing of windows and how if you have several you have to do a lot of rearranging to get to the one you want. However, most programs have a Window menu in the menubar which cures that problem.
The whole muscle memory thing is a bunch of BS. The icons don't move a whole lot unless you have the size all the way on the smallest and magnification all the way on the highest.
Thanks for your input. We just disagree on some of these points.
All the best,