First, I want to know who DOES NOT have a calculator on their desk???
I agree that being able to input numeric formulas for a 'solution' could marginally speed up workflow, but first, can we at least get the tools that require numeric input to automatically become 'active' and ready for typing input?
It's really frustrating to constantly have to click in the input box that should automatically become 'active and ready for input' after selecting a tool that requires input. This is something v6 and earlier did extremely well and made long time users love the efficiency. An example of this not working correctly is using the Transform tool. Why can't I just start typing the new scaling dimensions like you could in v6's more efficient pop up dialog? Now it requires extra cursor movement and clicks. It may not sound like such a big deal, but doing this 100's of times daily really adds up.
I did light programming many years ago in college, and even so I remember being able to change a 'Target' to 'Active' which would solve this issue. Perhaps it's a simple fix? If so, why has it been ignored, as I've brought it up several times?