ASCII project files
Please provide an option to save project files as ASCII files instead of binary. This is particularity needed for source control (such as when checking in After Effects projects into a Git repository) and for traceability (i.e., who/when changed what) but also allows project issues to be easily rectified with a simple text editor (such as performing search-and-replace of media paths or replacing one plug-in with another and do it across projects in a fraction of the time that it would take to do it manually).
Note that all professional content creation software support ASCII files including Maya.
Andreas Toth commented
This should be an option for Premiere Pro projects as well: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/34953352-ascii-project-files