How about if you change the size of the icons to autoset the number of columns?You're right, I changed the amount of apps from eight in a row down to 6 and it's a lot better. Breaking the apps down into pages/sections is also a nice idea in which I am going to steal and call my own.
I used to use this a while back http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php?co ... rumpage=11
I've still got a live CD with it installed if you
Video 7.25 mins long and 16.5 MB big
contents: me droning on.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxy6xu6v8mu3e ... 0.mkv?dl=0