Ignore Groups and Clipping Masks
I lost about a Year of My Life double-clicking on objects within a group, inside of clipping masks. A less repetitive and MUCH faster way would be an option to "Ignore Groups and Clipping Masks" (i.e holding some key while clicking).
The option would temporarily (select-wise) treat grouped and clipped objects as normal objects, allowing direct click on an object through a clipping mask and ignoring groups. An "If you can see it, you can click on it!" approach for instant color and other adjustments.
This alone would speed up the workflow and, combined with wireframe view, it would be lightning fast.
If you do consider this, also consider ignoring groups and clipping masks for "Select Similar Objects". I'm working on one object which is a part of a complex group with clipping masks etc, in 64 STATES!! Imagine having to double-click 384 TIMES just to make a single tweak.
Thank you Anonymus :)
Dude, use "Group Selection Tool".
I just read it up, and used it for the first time just now.