Sorry for the slow response, work, then work at home, then homework (with my son),......Monday.
I'm in S3 (sleep). Hard drive silent, power light out, no fans spinning etc. Just to verify I was not in standby because of some running process I manually put it to sleep three times and each time woke it with the wireless keyboard.
I'm sure there are some good tech support people out there; maybe here, but they would be the exception.
I agree that having to go to the case would be inconvenient. My setup has a screen dropping down in front of the cabinet, smaller display etc. and having to raise the screen to power up after sitting down with my keyboard would simply piss me off.