I prefer shade selecting surfaces. If you have no isocurves, and you’re in shaded mode, it just seems to makes sense. But it’s a user preference, sure.
But it doesn’t seem there is a way to do that. I’m extracting a surface, so I can copy that surface, offset it a Tiny amount, and trim it with some graphics (so I can turn the graphics on/off easily without splitting up my surfaces). But it’s difficult to know which surface I selected without really zooming in and inspecting it.
I’d love a way to choose to shade select objects during commands as well.