Select strokes by clicking anywhere on their stroke, no just the 'path' central part.
It gets tedious really quick having to always be accurate and select the invisible central 'path' of a stroke - why not allow us to select a stoke by clicking on any part of it, of it's pixels rendered on the screen. Like Freehand by macromedia used to allow. Just add it as an option in preferences.
So if you have a Red 20px thick stroke, you can select it by clicking on any of the red stroke as rendered on screen, rather than having to slow down time and space to be super accurate and guess where that central path is.
It would literally save years of my life. It's why I still to this day say that I hate Illustrator and dearly miss Freehand.
Alex York commented
Selecting a stroke shouldn't make me want to rip my hair out and uninstall Illustrator.
I know this is a highly demanded fix, but I wanted to add to the pressure to get this working. In the images I uploaded, the expectation is that we could click anywhere in the stroke color to select the path. The reality is that you have to click the electron-sized path itself, which feels nearly impossible and demands a reward when I do manage to do so.
Changing the selection tolerance settings does nothing. If that setting worked, that may also be a decent solution to this problem.
For reference, this is a 2pt stroke but applies to any path and stroke width. I also have "Object Selection by Path Only" disabled.