I often use paths in my drawings, but I rarely want to transform them using Command-T. I am regulary accidentally transforming a path that happens to be selected, instead of the selected area of my drawing. Then I need to de-select the path and try again – an interruption that becomes time-consuming when repeated many times a day.
A cleaner solution would be a preference in either the Paths palette or Transform bar that toggles between "transform ignores selected paths" and "transform affects selected paths."
This is probably my main irritant with PS interface these days (aside from far more crashes than back when this app was stabler). I'd appreciate it if you can give it some attention.