Right now if you group select an item, it grabs everything inside the bounding box. Instead, grab items that are fully inside the selection box will make this easier to use and more versatile.
I only want to select the leg, this is beveled and contains numerous layers, but to demonstrate, there is nothing inside my selection.
You can see everything that has been selected.
Claws is selected.
Only the claws are selected since they are inside the selection box.