Having the possibility to not continue an opened path with the pen tool
When I have an opened path, I really often (really !) need to add a new path at the exact same place of the last anchor point of the first opened path.
See the image : it is impossible to not continue the first opened path.
We always need to block the first path in order to draw the new path without linking it to the first one.
I would like to click on the alt key in order to remove the / from the pen tool (on the image) in order to draw this new path independently.
Toby James Mikle commented
More times than not, I am drawing with the pen tool with no intention of connecting my new path to any existing paths. If there were an option with the pen tool that allowed it to connect to other shapes or ignore them I would not accidentally keep connecting my new shapes to other paths when I am simply trying to create a new shape.