Thanks much Eric. I believe WRI's position will be this is intended behavior since as you point out the documentation has, for a long time now, read that the first argument is treated as a function. I too wonder why it used to work and now it does...
Thanks Bruce, however doing both of what you suggested still results in Font remaining the same. I will just have to live with selecting an input cell, after it's input, and then choose to format the font to whatever I want.
Anyone experienced/experiencing the same change in display behavior? Yes? No? If yes, what remedy? Brian