This can all be fixed...


Okay, all these dock problems can be fixed by simply giving the user more power to play with it. Mainly, I mean, the user should be able to drag DIRECTORIES to the dock as well, and they will be contextual. That way, if your dock is getting cluttered, simply drag a folder called APPLICATIONS to the dock, fill it with the Applications usually stored in the dock, and on a mouseover, the folder pops open!


P.S. If someone already suggested this, I am sorry, I didn't read the whole thread.