Best way to control linetype, line thickness and color?

Not to be too naïve but SketchUp and so all the other programs have gone way too far in making the programs our profession. We are designers and builders and architects why do i need to indulge the coders in their preferences. Or course there is always a methodology to learn but this really has become absurd and extremely inefficient. Like all good ides they are only good for a limited time. It is time for SU to Catch-Up.