Thank you, Derrek.
#5-6 Not to (not) pick back, there already seems to be quite a number of customizable default values, so it feels to me as a design choice always to be given the option of printing first. I’m not a programmer and have no idea how complicated it would be, but I’d expect it to be quite simple compared to so much else that Dorico does brilliantly. About grace note slurs as default, I stand by my suggestion - I think it would be a great detail and just in spirit of Dorico “just knowing what you want”. Grace notes are obnoxious enough to work with anyway. And I haven’t seen this discussed anywhere.
#9 I don’t think you understand (or I don’t). I want some markings - in particular rit., rall., and accel., to show as non-bold italics, which I can’t make happen. In Sibelius, I use to create the marking and then change it to non-bold italics via the text editor - cumbersome, but possible. It always annoyed me that I had to do this, since it’s a very normal way of notating these things. Am I missing something?
Anyway, thank you so much for pointing out the threads I had missed. It’s a great help. And sorry for posting about topics already discussed.