Lightroom Classic: Do you think LR will ever change algorithm for the spot brush ?

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I use the spot removal often and find it tough to work with as the algorithm tends to take on a unrealistic mind of its own.
I have seen where in trying to remove a spot on a face it takes the area of a shirt or dress etc. There are way to many examples and I doubt that I am doing something wrong.

Yes, I know you can drag an area but that seems difficult in an area and I perhaps using a writing type pen rather then a track pad would make it easier.

I used Apples Aperture before and there system was real easy in that you highlighted an area as the transfer and then hit the area to be changed, there was no software guessing, IOW's you were in control not the program.

It is not the end of the world as we know it, but on a cold day of hibernation one looks for ways to have the days go by, LLOL
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That functionality is already there. Hold down the [Ctrl/Cmd] Key then click on the spot you wish to replace and drag to the area you want Lightroom to sample from.  Release.  You get to pick without having to redrag Lightroom's auto-choice. 
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I have done this and the dragging to me is an issue, perhaps with a track pad it is more difficult then others that use a pen or other add on.
The classic example is when you want to darken an area, each time you have to either drag the spot or hope the algorithm makes the right choice.In Aperture (Apple) once you clicked on a area to be transferred it was locked in therefore you can freely darken an area (Black out) or for a facial (blemishes) keep working with the same clean facial spot for the blemishes to be removed.That would apply for either the Heal or Clone.
As I stated not the end of the world, I minor inconvenience but still worthy of a discussion.