I’ve got a suggestion: I find myself going to and closing the paragraph styles dialog a lot when I work on a layout. Would it be possible to make it usable in the same way as the option dialogs: add an ‘apply’ button and allow us to keep the window open all the time? Thus I wouldn’t have to go there twice or thrice before I’m finally content with the results. I could simply click apply to see a ‘live preview’ of my changes.
I’ll make a note of this suggestion. I agree that in general the more of our dialogs that are modeless, the better.