The idea is to drag it out in the hopes that you won't go out on the bubble and someone else will, just so you can get into the money. When there is just one or a few places left to go out before the paying places, you will see the big "slow down" on most tables. The big stacks don't like it and may well complain in the chat but most players (the small stacks) don't care and will do whatever it takes to get into the money.
Hope this makes sense.
I hear what you are saying blue and I totally understand. I am one of those that hate the waiting, waiting, waiting for the fold or time out. I am constantly yelling at my computer "Let's Gooooooo!" I hate waiting and waiting.
But I know why everyone does it and that is to get into the money and who doesn't want money???