Is there an app that just adds a slide out dock?
I don't want to use panda but I love the drawers to hide my contacts.
I'm in the same boat as you!
Panda has been very laggy and I had a ton of problems with it FC just recently (although it's gotten better recently). But the drawers are the only reason why I continue to use it.
I would love to get rid of it if there was an app that would enable them.