Now, I know it's kind of cheap to plug yourself, but I think fixing the Finder is an important enough issue that it's worth it. On my personal blog, I've written what I think is a succinct and direct explanation of exactly what is wrong with Finder's View Options floater, and (more importantly) exactly how to fix it. I think that it's really important for the community to continue to murmur and stamp their feet about Finder's problems, and this specific issue bugs me all the time. My article can be found here. I ask that you at least give it a read; the more people who speak up about the design problem in Finder, the more likely it is that we get listened to.