Dear Xara...

A request.

With an existing Shape, I am unable to determine the winding direction of the point handles.
If I press the Reverse Paths button, I have no sense of what direction a Tab key will have on the selected point's move to its adjacent point.

Regardless of this request, will you please rewrite the Help and PDF Manual (p. 141) to capture what your application does regarding the text boxes on the InfoBar?
If the selected point is on the end of a straight line section, the left fields show the length and angle of the line.
--- until you press Reverse Paths.

It also fails to address the situation when your selected point is between two straight lines.