Photoshop: Allow "raster-only" image adjustments for vector layers

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i.e. I want to change a vector layer's fill to be it's grayscale equivalent. Why not allow the usage of Image > Desaturate (or CTRL+SHIFT U, for speed)? It should probably automatically affect both fill and stroke, rather than have options for affecting either or, seems unnecessary.

Same goes for the Hue/Sat, Levels, etc adjustments. Think of Illustrator's Recolor Artwork features. This is not a new idea.
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Create adjustment layer above shape, create clipping group.
Or just choose a different color for the shape.
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Hey, Chris.

Hehe yes, I already do those things for other circumstances.

This idea is to allow quick one-time permanent adjustments to be made to vector layers.
You wouldn't want the complication of having extra adjustment layers and groups/masks just for making a quick fill or stroke color change now would you?
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For a quick change, you just change the color.
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Obviously.

You're underestimating the power of being able to use Levels or Curves to change vector fill/stroke, instead of just the color picker.

This would be very useful. Full of use, I say!