For a while now I've been very irritated looking at the control panels and having them in an order that does not make ANY sense. For example, why is "Add-ons" the 7th in the "General" category, following "Site"?
I finally decided to dig, and realized that @ramon made this commit 5 years ago https://github.com/plone/Products.CMFPlone/commit/f831db3102f349ccd4347ca29e9048c56d6ce27d so that instead of sorting the control panels by title, they are sorted by ID, to give them the same (broken) order.
How often does someone change Plone site languages and need the control panels to be in the same order?
How often does a person who does NOT change their language visit the control panels and is driven nuts by their being out of alphabetical order?
And finally... wouldn't it be lovely if we could specify an order and have it stick per person... or maybe have the kind of "automatic type to search" that Zope 4 has in its UI so after I go to @@overview-controlpanel I can start typing "Ad" (for "Add-ons") and have only the matching panels displayed (the non-matching ones are filtered out).