I know adobe is working on this but I just tried a free trial of Inpixio And it does a fantastic job of selecting hair and objects compared to PS. I may buy it at $49 just for that use. I hope adobe finally resolves the issues with S&M.
I am wondering a bit as well that this new method is worse than the old and the old hasn't been very good either. Such a function is core to an image editor and we should not have to buy an expensive plugin to make a complex mask.