Preferences > Transfer > Presets
For each preset, in the "Automatically select this preset when" form, additional choices for the direction of transfer would be helpful. For example, two checkboxes:
Direction: [ ] Local [ ] Remote
Rationale: When transferring between my Windows and Linux boxes, I want transfers from Linux to Windows to automatically be binary since I have Windows tools which can handle these files (Notepad++). From Windows to Linux is safest in auto-mode since I may be uploading Windows formatted files.