When transforming a selection to path in the Paths panel, using Make Work Path, for years that we get the same single argument "number of pixels".
Why so many improvements in photoshop but not on the path panel?
Here is a semi more advanced "Make Work Path" panel could be.
I could diminish the pre-selection 1 px before creating the path and select what kind of path I want.
Some times I want to force only straight line (path points with the same left and right direction values)
Some times I want different math formulas to generate the paths (the other two options)