Thank you for your post.
I have sent your entire post to our Development and Testing departments for review. I would also recommend you enter this into our Feature Requests web form at:
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i also would like to see the old behavior set back to default. Maybe just in the advanced ( developer ) version allow us to toggle what is default.
I think the problem is not the changed behaviour for the selection routine.
The main problem is how to select overlapping objects or one of many overlapping objects (maybe they are grouped too).
Neither the old nor the new (phased) selection behavior solved this problem
Anyway I never notice any "feature request" be add or thinks change in any revision software with FM... my guest, in FM13 some of the thing may change and be add.... but dream on see things change in v2 !!