Using Cover Flow, then resizing window

I love cover flow for my finder windows, but every time I resize a window, it automatically makes the cover flow section increase in size.
This drives me nuts; I'm always trying to increase the window size so I can see more options available to me in the list. In essence, cover flow is more of a pretty additional thing, but I never actually use it. Should I just stop using Cover Flow?
Is there an easy fix to this issue? I've looked in View Options and set the "Use as Defaults" for window size for now... I really think this will solve my problem. But I'm just curious to see if there's anything else out there regarding Secrets of the Finder Windows.

I've never found a way to have those two panes scale proportionally (what I'd prefer) or prefer the lower list pane to the upper Cover Flow pane. I think the reason for this is that if you are using Cover Flow view, that's your primary method of navigation and thus that pane should be the one that enlarges when you scale the window up. If you are using the list below, you probably should just use the list view instead of Cover Flow. That does seem to be the logic anyway.

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