Re: Anyway to Kill Programs
This is intentional (as with all WM devices). Keeping the most often used programs running in memory allows you to switch to messaging / calendar / contacts etc. near instantly. If you had to load them from ROM every time you would soon find the delays very frustrating. Try killing the running programs manually with the Task Manager to see what I mean.
I've never suffered a slow-down from working this way, unless a program goes awry (which I then just kill with Task manager). So I just let WM work the way it was intended. But if you need a more convenient way of managing tasks, have a look at xBar.