lock playhead at center, scroll content with consistent zoom
Like Garageband and other Mac based apps, you should be able to lock the view of any playback area (assembly, editing, color, effects, audio, graphcis) and make the content move behind the playhead, keeping the playhead always in the center. Keeping a consistent zoom and between modes (effects/Audio...) and locked would save time and effort.
This already exists. Choose "smooth scroll" from the preferences here.
I agree. I always find myself at the very right of the sequence window -- crammed into the end of the display trying to work.