Selecting quotation mark along with adjacent word

Are there any plans to resolve the issue described in this chain? [url]]

I am baffled why the ability to select a word at the start of a quotation without grabbing the quotation mark as well hasn’t been fixed. It is core word processor functionality that slows me down way too much, and there is zero chance of my upgrading to 3 if something so simple isn’t going to be addressed. I get that this isn’t an issue with straight quotes, but virtually everyone uses smart quotes, particularly those doing dialogue-heavy writing.

It’s very frustrating. I was hoping it was fixed in v3.