a few points and a suggestion at the end:
1.- whenever you click on catalog < attributes < manage attributes, you get a list of EVERY attribute in the store (which could be a long list).
2.- whenever you click on catalog < attributes < manage attributes sets, you can see which attributes belong to a particular set but can’t access the attributes (you have to go back to the attributes list)
so my suggestion is:
create attribute sets filter in the catalog < attributes < manage attributes section
there is no way to filter by attribute set in the attributes list, only by code and label, but i think it would be really helpful to filter by attribute set so that in case you need to make a quick fix or check something related to a particular attribute you can easily access only those attributes you are looking for.