Is this me or this tool is just not ready for use on serious project. FC would only play an animation on interaction and on application load. How on earth can someone forgot to put ON ENTER STATE interaction. Men Adobe should please work more on FC. There are so many stuff unfinished such as:
Except someone has a hack. Please share. Thanks. Luv Adobe
Let me try to answer some of your points:
Flash Catalyst does support scrolling text. Here is the help doc on how it is done: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flashcatalyst/cs/using/WS4bebcd66a74275c3-326fcb52123816c0204- 7fef.html#WS4e406940d76143bd-1236157312613bac2ef-7fff
It may seem that it takes a few steps to do this, but Flash Catalyst is really built to support development with the Flex framework. To that end, that is why you don't see and Enter Frame interaction. The Flex framework is more state based than a typical Flash Professional project. People with more Flash Pro experience tend find this shift annoying.
We all want multiple projects! But according the engineering team, that is how Eclipse works. Both Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder use Eclipse as the base engine.
Hope this offers some help and insight,