You can click on the other end of the PEN TOOL This tool will change the orientation of the path.
But it is not bright enough to use. I do not know why you liked Illustrator after clicking has added a separate option in the Stroke palette?
I was just about to add that request when I saw your post. In my case, it's primarily for arrowheads. FreeHand had that feature for eons now so it's about time to integrate it in Illustrator.
I know clicking on one end of the path with the pen tool will make it the "end point". But depending on how complex the illustration is, it may not be convenient.
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