Numeric scaling of text box should not scale text inside!
I'm working on keyboard layouts right now, which demand alot of precision - the reason some might argue why I use Illustrator in the first place...
I draw a lot of text boxes so I can use them to mark down the whole space of the key cap. It's just more handy than just a text field where you have to manually align the text to the key cap. >>> Image for reference (text-box-field).
See the other two images (scale-textbox-...):
The one I scaled by hand, having the expected result: text doesn't change, only size of box changes, automatically aligns text in box.
The other is scaled numeric with the UNEXPECTED result: text is scaled vertically, though text stays aligned properly.
InDesign should be your top reference concerning text. This software does so much right, I really cannot understand why Adobe isn't pulling more features from InDesign for their other softwares. Please give Illustrator this little extra professional vibe. It would be very much appreciated.