Not Using the Secure Desktop?

Using Local Security Policy settings (specifically the one called “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation”), I can modify Vista’s behaviour when showing elevation prompts, so that the elevation dialog is simply shown as a normal window on the current desktop. I like this behaviour much better, but I’m wondering if there’s any security related reason why the so-called secure desktop is actually more secure. If you know, please tell me!

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