I’ve used systems before that provide multiple desktops. It’s such a sensible idea. Yet they’ve never become a part of my usual work environment.
It turns out that the problem may have been something as simple as providing a visual transition from one desktop to another. With Leopard, desktops quickly slide out of the way to make room for the one you’re entering. That little bit of eye candy provides a geographical reference that makes the multiple desktops feel like having multiple screens plugged in to your computer. That’s orientation geographically-challenged people like me need.
I think there’s a good chance I’m going to end up using Leopard’s multiple desktops. (If I could lob an open window from one desktop to another just by dragging it fast with my mouse, I would be totally hooked.)