Really? As a former FCP instructor and as one who worked on FCP at Apple, I don't think that holding down the Shift key is a big deal at all. It's either that, or create a new tool in Premiere Pro. If that's what you want, create a feature request: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish
yes, really. if i do something more than 5 times in any given day then i'd like to do it as efficiently and quickly as possible. as an editor, i use the select all tracks forward command in FCP at least 20 times a day, but probably more. so even though it's not a "big deal", it does slow down my workflow when i have to hit 2 keys. it's not a big deal to go to the post office but it really makes life easier when the mail carrier stops at my house.
That's hardly an appropriate analogy when to comes to comparing the efficiency of the two methods. It'd be more appropriate to say that your old mail box automatically lifted the little red flag when you closed the door after putting outgoing mail in there. Now your new mail box requires you to lift the flag manually.
In the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty minor 'inconvenience', even if you do have to mail 20 letters a day.
Right, and as I said, you can always make a feature request to create a new tool: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish
Anything can happen, but you have to let us know.
As an aside, I very rarely used the track forward, all track forward tools in FCP. I can't recall ever using the track reverse and all track reverse tools.
Perhaps just the way I edited....