Allow users to change the default Area Type Options
I prefer to have 'x Height' as a First Baseline, instead of current default 'Ascent'.
I assume other users would like to change something else, like having 'Auto Size' always enabled from the beginning, or have a different vertical alignment (when will you rename it from the wrong 'Horizontal' to the correct 'Vertical'?! — vote here: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/45711817)
I tried different ways to make these parameters hold — updating Paragraph styles, changing document profiles... it always defaults to these.
Same applies to Auto Size option in this dialog.
It is not currently possible to have it enabled by default.