Animation can be both useful and bad when it
comes to usability.. I tend to like it (besides the showoff) - but the menu
animation does one thing that I don’t like: It display the first item last!
1) An option that could display the menu where
the animation reveals the first item first would be very welcome. This would
also eliminate the scroll "effect". Just like expanding nodes in a treeview
2) Another animation type could be added: Fade (aka. opacity/transparency)..
Since the animation is generic - this should be restricted to pop-ups like
menu, date/time pickers, combobox etc. since it wouldn’t make much since to
e.g. expanding nodes in a treeview.