I've just found out that the project of adding animations to styles, would also include fixing this issue: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=73090
Interesting argument if it's a bug or not, huh? :) Well it definitely is, and fixing it would contribute to the ultimate goal of the project - make attaching animations easier.
All the talk about what Powerpoint has, and how long it's been stabilizing the feature, makes me wonder - why do we care?? People use iWork cause it's pretty and shiny. People use Google docs cause it's free, portable, doesn't require installation, and gets things done. I think that slowly everything's coming down just to the ease of use and appearance, and as stupid as it might be, so far - I really like how the go-oo splash screen looks in Windows - pretty. Oh and the document recovery is a charm. + the regex search.