When Gumballl is set “to object”, and a line is chosen that is parallel to a World plane, the gumball center goes to the line midpoint and the X-axis (red) scale widget goes to the end of the line. Nice intention if you need to scale the line, but unfortunately you can no longer end snap to the end of the line (using drag snaps, not ones inside a command).
As an aside, I’m still waiting for the option to turn off Gumball scaling completely, as it gets in my way far more often than it actually helps me work and can cause accidental errors. I would prefer to activate it only when it’s needed.
Pretty old topic but I need to add my irritation to it.
Exactly the same issue with selecting end point as @Helvetosaur but I don’t mind keeping gumball scaling on.
I know that red scaling handle indicates size of the object but it comes in way too often.
I don’t have any hope that somebody will change it but It needed to be said.