If someone has a single monitor, is working on a laptop or whatever, having everything in a UI to fit inside a single window where one interface element covers another - this kind of thing unavoidable. As for myself, I’m also running a bunch of creative apps and have a dual monitor system to accommodate all the palettes (Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, etc.): all palettes are instantly available on my right monitor, which is a huge boon for productivity. Speaking from experience, when Apple did the reverse with Final Cut and Motion, pulling all the tools into a single window, the hit in productivity was truly dramatic – so huge that we had to change to PP and AE in order to hit the deadlines.
Please provide the option to pull key interface elements (such as the code editor, etc.) out of the main window so that I can make use of all the vacant real estate. I know that there are Adobe patent issues with dockable palettes but for me docking is not a priority. I just need to be able to work without having to constantly drag things around the screen in order to see everything.