When I go to Google Maps, it shows my default location. Often I then search/find a location/address and then want to get Directions from my default location, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to do that. When I click on directions, it wants me to type an address. If I start typing the addr of my default location, it doesn't autocomplete or even list it among the choices until I've typed most of it.
I thought "it" (Google Maps or more likely my browser) used to remember the places I'd typed in for the originating address, which enabled me to choose from previous entries in a drop down. But that seemed to disappear once Maps started doing instant search on what I'm typing in the address field.
Ideally I'd like to have a few locations (e.g. home, work) and choose them as the starting point for directions unless I wait to specifically type in an address. But I don't see anything like this.