Please take a look at my recent proposal on Right-Click Select.
Currently Blender positions the rotation axis display for bones at the tip of each bone. We propose the introduction of an option in Preferences that allows this axis display to be placed at the base/origin/pivot of the associated bone, or at an arbitrary position along the bone via a 0-1 slider.
Also, have a “bonus” option proposal at the end, regarding the current automatic axis scaling that is occurring.
Read the full proposal here: