Opening menu customization workflow
As an option for those starting out with Adobe Illustrator, I would like to see you develop a master menu setup process to help me find all the tools I may need for my project. It could begin by asking me/allowing me to select from a list all the things I will want to do with a new project or a newly-opened image file, Adobe or otherwise.
Those tools and options selected would appear in a dock-able menu window.
Then, based on known user workflows of different experience levels, Illustrator could recommend additional tools and even tutorials for the different tools and workflows selected and added from known workflows. This would also include a plain-language "where is ____?" search window for users who do not know what everything is precisely called or which menu list in which something might be located.
Again, this new project menu customization would be an option until a user is experienced enough to know where everything is located in the extensive tool menus.