This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Auto-import- Ability to prevent LR from jumping to last picture
The Auto-Import feature NEEDS the option to 'lock' the focus on the current image even when new images are being imported from the watch folder.
"Tethered Import" has the option to disable auto-advance selection so that you aren't switched to the last image imported while you're trying to edit a previous image. This feature needs to be implemented in the Auto-Import (Watched Folder) method too.
Shooting some events 'tethered' is not a viable option - but the tethered import has this feature. Auto-Import enables 'wireless' tethering, but while someone else is shooting while you're trying to edit renders the feature impractical in it's current state.