I am making some changes to the default checkout and am looking at the country drop down...wanting to change it's default behavior. I hope to implement a sort of "auto-complete text field with loose partial matching, synonyms and weighted results" as the author of the following article puts it.
While I work on this I thought the author made a lot of sense and wanted to suggest that you all implement it as such into FoxyCart. FoxyCart current implementation is a bit unwieldy I think.
For what it's worth. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/10/redesigning-the-country-selector/
PS. I don't need input on this (unless anyone sees any reason why I can't implement what the author says on FoxyCart's checkout I suppose)...just making a suggestion.