Did you know that there are 2 views in under the Contacts tab of your account? You can choose which one is the default view too! This will only change the view that you see each time you login and go to the Contacts tab, if you want to switch to another view, you can at any point.
The 2 views are Contacts or Lists. When you are viewing Contacts it will show your Active contacts, and when viewing Lists it will show all Email lists. To set your default at the top right side of the page click in the box to "Make this my default view" See the screenshots below:
It's that easy! What view do you like best? Why does that one work best for you?