Yeah, it is a pain. Not only does it break all of my skins where the Playlist and the Media Library use completely different formats, it's still animates in a glitchy and broken fashion even when I go out of my way to skin it properly. Heck even in the default classic skin it still kind of bugs out.
I can (barely) understand the idea that some people want to keep the Media Library open but shaded so that they can control it using hotkeys, but... why not just have a hotkey combination to switch to shade mode? Why would they of all people need a visible button?
Who is the milkman? What is the purpose of the goggles?