I experience Paul’s frustration quite often. I like putting my desktop to sleep now (because it has an SSD). But I hate having to
WINKEY + C then clicking on Settings. That brings up a fake context menu with Restart as the closest option to the cursor. Sleep should be the closest because you’re much more likely to do that.
Paul suggests putting the Sleep/Shutdown/Restart buttons in the User icon button menu along with Sign out and Lock. I like his idea, but I would even go further and make the Restart and Shutdown buttons be a split button with Restart on the left and Shutdown on the right (right below sleep).