ick, no, i'd *hate* this! what would be the point? If the dock takes up too much space, make it smaller or hide it.
After all, it's indeed a matter of feeling, just like Endian puts it. Like my idea gives Endian the creeps, the current situation gives me the creeps.
My point is the trilemma I get because of the unusable screenspace to both sides of the dock. It makes me want to make the dock bigger, smaller and invisible at the same time.
Bigger, to make that unusable screen space at least *seem* useful. I know this is doesn't really make sense, but intuition is even more important.
And smaller, to make my screen more useful while still seeing the dock.
And invisible, to make my screen really useful and to get rid of the redraw issues (which may indeed be solved a different way).
The possibility to change position and size of the dock every minute wouldn't solve my trilemma. I want all options at the same time!
That's why I think the dock-inside-menu-bar would be the best solution. Or maybe seperating horizontal and vertical resizing?