There’s one thing about OS X (and iOS) that annoys me. The animations just take too much time.
You have to wait half a second or so before a tap is recognized as a click, which makes that whole tab view unusable for me.
The animation is faster when you swipe really hasty. But swiping so that it’s fast enough is just ridiculous.
Yeah, I use tap to click and hide the dock. Gestures should be usable at high speed anyway. I have the same problem on the iPad: Some of the animations just take so much time. I love the 5 finger pinch to home screen gesture, but I always have to wait for it to end before being able to launch the next app I wanna use.