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Live Transform Tool request

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Power Duplicating aside, I would like to see a live transform tool that allows me to control the PRECISE size, position, angle, copies, horizontal and vertical flip of vector shapes. This ONE thing is keeping me from completely abandoning my use of Illustrator. I use the transform tool (under the FX button in the Appearance Palette), together with the Appearance Palette, to apply transformations to individual layers, paths, fills and strokes. The Appearance Palette allows me to add multiple strokes and fills to a single path which can then be transformed individually, grouped or in any number of combinations. In the screenshot I've included, the tornado image was created from a single ellipse. 

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It would be really helpful to have path effects in the appearance panel at all. I'm really missing a path-offset-effect in connection with multiple outlines for a shape.
I know, you could use linked copies of a shape and the contour tool on a copy, but this means a lot of switching between Designer and Photo and you always have to be careful not to break the linking of the shapes.

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