When I am using Evernote to collect data or to write some long text, I open a note in a separate window and start writing.
I usually close or minimize main window with note list. (One of the reasons - Evernote glitches that I see more often if two windows are showing my single note while I am editing it).
Then I need to switch to some other window. After I got the information I need I want to switch back to my note. I usually click on Evernote icon in the launch bar. And in this case I see my last Evernote window for a fraction of second (which I expect to see) and then the note list is always brought to front. That is annoying I should say and distracts a lot. I think that this behaviour appeared several months ago, before it was better.