I really like the idea of the standard view with respect to components and not just the model.
The camera-in-the-wall thing is a real pain, I would welcome any changes that could potentially avoid that. Maybe a key you need to press to pass through an existing face, like in the walk around tool?
One thing I use to cope with this problem is [ Camera > Previous ]. It takes you to your previous camera location, and is very helpful once you’ve run through a wall. You can make a shortcut for this command - I use ( ` ).