Select a stroke using its preview bounds
Stroke is immune to a selection. To select an object with a bold stroke, you have to precisely click the actual edge of it or marquee through it.
There is an option to make the bounding box include strokes, 'Use Preview Bounds', but it doesn’t affect this behaviour.
It’d be nice to have a separate option that allows users to click anywhere on a stroke and select the object with it.
FreeHand allowed to select a shape by clicking its stroke, but it was not able to select it if you marquee it or its edge even (Ai does the latter). This is enclosing mode by default. But if you hold Alt (white arrow enables) and marquee a piece of it, you get whole shape selected when Alt is released (not like if you tried its Direct Selection white arrow, that does the same as Ai's). So in FH we had both enclosing and partial marquee modes! From the box! Ai has only one and has no by-stroke selection.