I haven't used a font program in many many years... Since then people more talented and educated in typeography have created more fonts that you can shake a stick at.
I feel your pain on the same old fonts day after day... however remember if it's just standard text your "new" fonts won't do you any good.
Typically I either look at the free font sites or buy them online at different online sites. This does a couple things for ya 1. it saves time 2. your charactors within the font will be uniform.