A right click option for the layers would be nice!!
Agreed. Just one of many oversights and stupidities with Adobe apps.
Paul Roper commented
I assume this is because Illustrator was originally written for the one-button-mouse Macintosh, and I'd imagine the core code has not been updated since then. It certainly feels like a 31-year-old app.
It is infuriating to have to do everything in the layers palette via the stupid top-right menu, and ridiculous that right-clicking a layer does absolutely nothing. Same with other palettes such as Links and Styles.