I always have my Scene Panel floating and independent of the main program window. In this way I can see all the adjustments I make without having to switch from Puppet and Scene, plus I can position it under my camera and in my line of sight, making it much easier to see and adjust.
If you add the Properties Panel to the side, it makes it easy to make adjustments while maintaining good eye contact with your character too.
Just idea, but worth a try... so give it a go and let me know what you think?
Agreed, I do this a lot too. We plan to make this a bigger part of the rigging workflow in the future!