I feel your pain! Another little one i'll ad is with the measure tool it only ever lists one dimension when selecting an arc or a cicrcle. Tis either a rad or a diameter respectively. Never lists both a radius and a diameter! yes sure its a simple /2 or *2 but gosh... this thing is TOOL thats meant to make my life easier!
I totally agree. Back in my AutoCad days I actually wrote a Lisp program where I could multiply or divide the measurement result by 2. But after using this for a while I changed it so that anytime a radius or circle was measured that both the radius and the diameter were automatically displayed, (ie. no action required by the operator). This is a very simple thing but I used that tool over 10 years, there is no telling how much time this simple feature saved me.
if one were to take the time, I'm sure close to a hundred examples like this could be listed. the wishlist that was on someone's website a few years ago was full of suggested improvements to that sort of thing.
SW has been very good at implementing some fantastic wish list ideas. However, there is a sub-category of wish list suggestions that really comprise "basic" needs. I don't think that there is a clear definition between these two categories but I know that when I am working along and suddently there is a road block to performing some "basic" task that I have found one of these. Such as being able to place a dimension on a 2D drawing reguardless if the part is a combination of round, compound angles. We have been "smashing" complex shapes into "flat" drawigns for quite a few years from now.
Perhaps SW should add a category to suggestion requests if a suggestion should be considered "basic" or a new idea?