This function was discussed at least a year or two ago. A Lasso type function where I can circle a set of objects to select them easily and quickly. I have been trying to select multiple objects by organizing said objects in layers/folders and selecting said folder as a group. After trying this for a long while now, still this is not a very easy and quick operation. The Lasso function is still a better option.
I would like to have this option as well. Much easier and quicker than organizing things in groups.
Area selection is being beta tested at the moment, coming very soon.