same goes for drop shadow -- i want to be able to set the distance and opacity of the shadow, and the direction it is cast.
edit: and perhaps a control on mask effect, so that we can specify how many layers to penetrate. or specify a certain layer to show. if i want to create a mask that pokes through several layers, i literally create the same mask on any layer i want to be punctured -- seems redundant. it'd be nice to just set what layer is shown through.