It would be immensely helpful to be able to one-click-select a text item and format it using hotkeys. Italics, bold, underlined, etc. It would also allow me to select and change multiple text items at once.
I suppose Ctrl-I (Cmd-I) is already in use for Project Info, and couldn’t be used for italics. Darn. Perhaps exposing this to a configurable key command?
In MS Office (and Finale, if I recall), Ctrl-Shift-period increases font size, and -comma reduces it. That would make short work of editing text objects! At present I tend to custom-scale them if I want to batch, but I’d rather do it properly.