Especially the first line is hard to read, it's so close to the tabs(or menus).I have to add a extra space line at first. That's bad habbit, I think..So I suppose allowing more space above the text(just like it does delow the text) would help.
I mean while we have "scroll_past_end" by now, why not add an option such as "scroll_past_start" or some thing like that,so that the first line is much easy to read.
I have just made a feature request for a scrolling above the start of a file setting on the SublimeTextIssues GitHub page. Maybe there will be more luck getting it added to the to-do list by requesting it there.
Link to: Feature request: "scroll_above_start" setting