In many desktop applications you have to deal with elements like this one:
I use that control daily to set quality level when exporting Visio wireframes. Although it could remember my preference so that I didn’t have to set it every day, it doesn’t get on my nerves since it acts quick. Take a look:
The counter accelerates as I hold down mouse button. The same control FastStone Image Viewer 3.7 does get on my nerves a bit since it doesn’t accelerate at all:
I just have to enter a number via keyboard…
So please keep that in mind when creating similar controls.