Pin favorites on top of left bar

I was wondering if there would be a possibility in the future to move/pin the favorites section to the top to be with the search and notification buttons so that it stays visible even when you scroll through the left bar:

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I understand the rationale for not crowding the area but the fact that you have to continuously scroll up and down to get back to favorites makes this a bit hard to use. I think having the option to pin this would give users some flexibility.

I also wanted to highlight another request which might be helpful to some with quite a few favorites: Add folders to the Favorites' section