My laptop ends up getting quite busy with a ton of palettes all over the place. I prefer this to having all of them jammed into the palette dock as it ends up being a lot of scrolling. Also some palettes won't go in the palette dock anyways.
A different option might be to have the palettes collapse into an icon style palette dock. Similar to the attached Photoshop image. This seems a much more tidy UI. Personally I would prefer an option to show/hide Palette names (similar to the tool icons). Hard to memorize every icon as there are so many these days across various platforms...not even computing anymore.
It would also be nice if the palettes "locked" into this icon palette dock. As a mac user I still prefer the "floating" ability of the UI, but I would rather be able to move the entire palette icon dock instead of 10 floating palettes.
This would be a nice upgrade particularly for laptop use.