For the consideration of the development team:
Well , currently there are two options for selecting the objects on canvas with the marquee:
- select all included within the box drawn
- select all the marquee is crossing over
now, a program called Rhino3D has an ingenious 3rd option where you can select all included when drawing marquee from left to right, and select all crossed over when starting the selection box from right to left.
Getting used to this takes minutes, and you never look back. An enormous, improvement in efficacy. It really helps navigating through dense documents. On the other hand, implementing this feature should not be too difficult.