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I've seen a moderately vocal minority complain about where it pops up. I've not seen anyone complain about the advantages it offers. Besides that, it is my understanding that SolidWorks is already working on making it more optional. I think more people where complaining about the auto-placement dimension pie since it can interfer with the selection of entities, but even that isn't generating all that much angst from what I've seen and heard.
Nowhere near "everyone" disliked the Dim Palette. I think it is one of the better enhancements and wish it would also be incorprated at the feature sketch level. I hope it does not go away, but I have voted (Brainstorm) for an option to disable it .
I have also added an enhancement in Brainstorm to add the palette to the feature sketch. Now let's see how many negative votes it receives.
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