Per Joe's request here's an idea that we both agree there is a need for. Please allow us to completely turn off all tool tips. This next suggestion may be a step too far for Joe (let me know if it is and I'll make it a separate idea) but I'd also like to be able to selectively turn on and off the different Command Buttons in the tool tips. I usually turn them off because I don't want to encourage the user to break the sort I've placed on the view, but it would be nice to let them have access to the View Data button. Does this work for you?
Here's a menu tree mock-up of how it could be done:
This would lead to the Edit Tool Tip dialog box:
Note the Command Button options.