The tools have unusual underline shortcuts: it reminds me of Director back in the day that used to change shortcut keys every version. I think it would help a lot of people if you allowed them to make their preference changes in sets---Photoshop people can have M for Marquee/Rectangle; Flash can have R, the Oval is represented by L, which doesn't appear in any current Adobe product as far as I know.
Can you please let shortcut keys be set individually, as well as collectively as a group that corresponds to your familiarity with them in the application you use most/associate Catalyst with?
I think that giving user-customizable shortcuts is a good request -- I hope to see it implemented in Flash Catalyst -- it's pretty much the standard in all of the Adobe design apps these days. Most of the keyboard shortcuts found in Flash Catalyst seem to match that found in Photoshop/Illustrator. By the way, the "L" key is the shortcut for the Oval tool in Illustrator -- actually, it's called the "Ellipse" tool (hence the "L" shortcut).
Great suggestion. Flash Catalyst won't have user assignable shortcut keys in verson 1.0 but it's on the feature request list for future versions.
Flash Catalyst Team