The non-modal properties panel is great in some ways, but it needs extra clicking before you can use it. For example when creating a new adjustment layer there is no focus on any of the value fields, meaning you cannot immediately start typing in values or using the cursor keys. I was used to hitting F11 to make a new Selective Color layer, hitting Command 1 through 9, hitting TAB and entering values. (I know it's Option now, which sucks, but I can live with) I never had to touch the mouse. If the first field in the adjustment layer became highlighted when creating it that would be great. That way when I hit tab focus goes to the next field and not just making all the palettes hide as it does now.