The Character panel is a pain ********** when you are searching fonts for an artwork. It would be cool and save us a lot of time if you could integrate some sort of font manager into this panel, so you could browse easily, so you could save preferred font list with the document (this feature would be really cool - when you open a file, it shows you a list of fonts to work with. If a font is missing then you are going trough the same process as with the fonts contained in the document).
Also, when you mark a font as Favorite, would be much nicer if you could mark a Style also. It's a painstalking job to choose a Style from a font that has a doezen of styles.
Also, a nice feature would be to allow custom folder grouping for fonts and style, a grouping that saves with the document.
Miles Stevens commented
Not likely to be addressed. Font management has its own corner of the market already with a pretty devoted set of users. Google it for some top options. If you're on a Mac and want something easy and cheap but better than Fontbook (default), I recommend Typeface—well worth the $10.