We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.
BTW Cris. You explained the issue perfectly.
I have just downloaded the pre-release version from the link above and it has not been sorted. It is still exactly the same. Very frustrating and time consuming. Please Adobe, put the font menu back to how it was, it's driving me mad scrolling through hundreds of fonts everytime. If it's not broken, don't fix it!!!
Same problem here! Very frustrating. Has anything been done about this?