Not sure why you have an issue here. There are several third party utilities that allow you to control the systems fonts. One that comes to mind is Tinker Tool, which is free. Of course, Apple should let the user control this feature directly, but all Tinker Tool is doing is unlocking hidden features that Apple turns off by default.
Originally Posted by kaiser_soze
I've been waiting a long time for this, because I desparately want to replace my Sony tower PC, now eight years old, with a new Macbook.
However, if they do not come out with a new version of the OS that addresses the very real problem with the size of the system fonts, I will not buy one until they fix that.
A present, the size of the system fonts, i.e., the fonts used for everything that is not readily controllable by the individual application, is fixed by the physical resolution of the display. Unless you are willing to set the effective resolution to something other than the native resolution, which has numerous undesirable consequences, then system fonts become smaller as the physical resolution of the display becomes greater. This is a ludicrous situation, that Apple should have fixed at the time that they switched to the Unix-based operating system. Until they fix this, one consequence of choosing a higher quality display with greater quantity of pixels and finer resolution, is that system fonts become correspondingly smaller. This is ludicrous, and Apple absolutely must fix this in the next major release of the OS, which hopefully will be concurrent with the new Macbooks.