How about if quicklaunch could do launchers grouping?
That way, everybody could have any number of launchers in a non-
invasive quicklaunch plugin.
I have only one panel, and have 4 launchers, only 3 are displayed, and
even if the 4 launchers could be displayed, the task plugin would have
less space for itself, but if there was only 3 folders (each with a
few launchers inside) no extra space will be needed and everybody
would be happy
An example for what i m talking about is in cairo-dock, there are
folders and groups for launchers.
(but nicer, not so much circuss/mac style)
Refile in LXQt.