I used to use a blackberry and quite honestly this slide to unlock is pointless. The chance of someone actually accidently pressing the power button on top of the motorola droid is slim to none. I never had a problem with my storm and that button was easier to hit.
I would like to be able to just hit the power key on top and have the screen come on and the phone be unlocked. I use the g-lock program that causes my phone to go to pattern lock if unused for x period of time I have it set to 15 minutes so I'm even less worried about the phone ever accidentily unlocking itself.
If someone knows of an app or modification for this please let me know. I suppose I should also email the author of g-lock asking about this since they have already modified the way the lock works.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.