I would love to have a view of the font when using the text tool. I believe all graphics programs have this ability. It would be helpful if the last three fonts that was used were listed at the top so you could easily find them. Also maybe have a hart next to the font to mark as a favorite.
I know that I can highlight the text and use the arrow keys to scroll through the fonts but that still takes time, and it's easy to lose track of the fonts with large lists of fonts.