The LaunchPad is my new Dock
Previously before Mavericks, I was using Snow Leopard - miss the Expose + Spaces combo but I digress. The Launchpad is now my Application Launcher, and I no longer pin apps to my Dock because that would be redundant.
I do not know if this was what Apple was aiming for but this is what makes sense to me now and it works fine. I hardly ever need to drag files to their application, the right click contextual menu does it for me.
How do you all use the LaunchPad and Dock?