By this I mean to align to the top/middle/bottom of the text entry box (which seems reasonably pointless to have a vertical size without these options).
Is vertical alignment not something that fits the typical purpose of GIMP? Or graphics design reasons to exclude the option? Or perhaps there's a known technical issue making it more challenging in such editors?
Or is it just a matter of the developers not seeing it as a priority? None of my search results hit anything from their site indicating it has been proposed (in fact, I couldn't find where to propose features at all, only bugs?)