It took Adobe what? 20 years to create a font finder app.
Typography is a good example of something that lacks a well developed, qualifiable way of describing and speaking about it. Particularly what the stylistic attributes connotate. Coming up with longer and longer lists of categories (like decorative, humorous, distressed) is a childish and unsophisticated way to address this. The approach to things like this should be obvious by now: tagging and folksonomy. Letting the design community ad tags, points of reference — like projects particular fonts were used in — as well as quirky oblique, descriptions would have developed such a rich and interesting discourse over time.