Live Text Paths/Shapes
It would be excellent if text could be treated as a shape object with a fill and an outline so it can be used for shapes without having to convert it and lose the ability to edit it. I would hope all special functionality, like text animators and sourceText properties and expressions could be maintained. Even if it has to remain separate for some reason, at least giving us a path property to tie into a shape layer would be great. That might be even more interesting when combined with text animators.
Text animators + live text paths = awesome. :)