Jokes aside +Marko Nikolic
got me thinking: is maximizing windows in Lion the new trend? I don't think so.
For the longest time I've enjoyed the 'enforced multitasking' of OS X with Spaces, Exposé and other tools to stay sane while switching between windows and spent some time explaining to Windows users why Mac OS doesn't really
maximize windows when you hit the '+' button , but lately full-screening certain windows to focus on a task at hand has been making a lot of sense.
At the end of the day though, a full-screen workflow is great for distraction free workflows, and non-full screen one — for those that demand constant switching between tabs, windows etc. Either way it's nice to be able to switch between full-screened apps with the 4-finger swipe even if you do need to jump between multiple apps.