Hi, happy to contribute suggestions, no bother at all!
About lasso: I may be late to the party, but I’ve only just discovered lasso as a drawing and painting tool, after 20+ years using it just to move things around and extract pieces. The feeling of not having to worry about going over a line is liberating to say the least! As someone who has drawn his whole live, I’ve always had that constant concern and a very real time penalty too; as drawing erasing, then redrawing a line and being careful while using large brushes does take extra time. With lasso, the stress and getting a perfect line or textured/coloured area is much reduced. I think for many digital artists, and concept artists especially, this particular tool is just a usual part of an efficient workflow and they may be less effective its not there, especially on larger projects.