Illustrator CS2 is an incredibly robust application with toolsets for dozens of different creative workflows. Although a minority of users will never do more than a single type of project in this amazing program, most users find themselves performing many different types of tasks. The same person who draws street maps in Illustrator may also trace scanned images and build Flash animations. A web designer may use Illustrator to sketch, slice, and export a website template, build variable data SVG content for delivery on mobile devices, and end the day working on a photo-realistic drawing of a fruit still life. The uses for the program are virtually limitless, and so are its arrangement of job-specific palettes.
Rarely does any one project require all of Illustrator's many palettes onscreen simultaneously. Instead of dealing with either a cluttered screen or hidden palettes, create multiple workspaces specific to different types of projects: