OK, I've almost finished setting up my toolbar, it's great! I'll attach a screenshot later, although it's nothing special. I've realized that I need to find some cool icons somewhere.
Back to this docking issue, I don't like having the toolbar docked because it takes away screenspace. However, when I do the hiding or sliding docked bar, it's response is somewhat sluggish, and for someone as impatient as me, I found it a little frustrating. On several occasions, when my mouse went to the edge of the screen to make the toolbar appear, nothing happened...so I would have to click on an empty part of the desktop first and then move the mouse back to the edge to appear. So, the other option is the have the toolbar in it's floating window mode, which I like, but I don't like that it get's hidden behind other windows, and I also don't want that big window to always be on top either. (As you can tell, I'm hard to please!). So, the last option is to put it in the system tray, which I don't like because it's too small in there.
Therefore, overall I prefer the hiding dockbar, but it has to react instantaneously as the mouse goes over and leaves the edge (see, just now, I made the toolbar appear, I clicked back into this message to finish typing, and the toolbar is still visible...it should immediately go hide). Does anyone else experience this?