When I first read about this technique, for selecting objects while using some tools, i was dismissive. Why would you want to do that? Surely everyone knows how to select an object before calling the rotate tool.
Today I was teaching the rotate and mirror tools. While I was explaining how to select the object before mirroring, I realized that NNA were spot on, this new technique will really speed up productivity.
I have my friend Steve from Konstrukshon CPD Weblog (http://blog.konstrukshon.com/) online for this movie. his site is really useful, so give him a few clicks.