Drag line selection tool like in XSI
Current Maya selection tools are ok for vertices (marquee or lasso tools, which is much slower in precise mode btw - compared to XSI!) or polygons (drag selection tool), but edges selection is strongly missing the tools from XSI - line selection tool. It's idea is to draw a gesture based line. Every component line crosses gets selected. It's ultimately fast and robust select tool, unlike drag tool. And it is very useful to work with edges. Please implement this tool an option for drag tool.
Also, forgot to mention - Maya's drag tool is simply incapable to quickly select edges - it just skips as many edges as faster you drag! So it forces to works slower