Here's my request: make things like sparklines and better charts in reports possible by porting the Illustrator graph tool over, and setting it up so it can read from InDesign tables or (maybe this is pushing it) from sheets included in a PDF portfolio.
It's massively common for InDesign to be used for things like reports that include charts and graphs, and it makes sense to be able to set these up within InDesign rather than constantly having to fetch them over from other software. At the moment, at best, people place charts from illustrator, which is clunky, cumbersome and difficult to maintain; at worst, they drop them in as ugly, constrained raster graphics from programs like Excel - really bad for maintainability and bad for good design.
I'd love it to become commonplace for people publishing tables, appendixes etc to just casually drop in high power visuals like sparklines like it's not a big timeconsuming pain to implement. Right now, it's such a cumbersome, longwinded process that few ever do.
Here's an example of a table with sparklines for anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about (taken from http://www.joiningdots.net/blog/2006/10/dashboard-design.html). It turns a table into something interesting and engaging, without losing any of its power as a lookup reference tool. Like most such things currently, it's from a dashboard tool since design software doesn't yet handle this sort of thing well at all.
If InDesign had its own graph tools, and if charts could simply be set up in brand style then pointed at the appropriate rows and columns of an existing table (which might be on the same page, in an appendix or hidden somewhere), who knows, great practices like sparklines might become commonplace and the world's reports would become more interesting and useful to read. (And picking up and updating someone else's .indd with fresh data would be simple rather than a massive pain...)
With data graphics becoming more and more of a popular topic (especially in the business world), this would give Adobe a hell of a strong USP and something that would be really compelling in demos to big corporate buyers.
If adobe aren't convinced that there's gold in them there hills, point out to them that these guys have been making a living since before CS1 charging $495 (no typo) for a rather limited and clunky looking InDesign and Quark plugin that offers rudimentary bar charts, pie charts and seemingly little else. And here's an Adobe Forum discussion showing I'm not the only person interested...
(and maybe if there are two applications making use of the Illustrator graph tool, it might just get an update that stops it looking and performing like it just stepped out blinking from a time capsule buried in 1995...)