ISSUE: have to leave the main Desktop view to see what the Spaces are

It's bad enough that the Spaces can't be named (if that's so, and it seems to be), but to find out what Spaces are defined and what they might be for it seems one has to use F8 to bring up the Spaces view, and then (because the font is small) it is hard to read the Window titles in the reduced Window representation, and one has to guess what each Space is for. I would like optionally to have some sort of traditional floating Pager view that can be used on the Desktop either all the time or by pressing another function key, without completely removing the current normal. I do appreciate the innovative aspect of the Spaces view, and would use it too, however it would be nice to have the option of a floating view that is named.