These are great thoughts. Thanks all!
The problem that I see with sending typing to the Quick Add with nothing selected is all future-based. If we did that, it would completely cut off our ability to add keyboard shortcuts that don’t need a modifier key. As James mentioned, we like our keyboard shortcuts. Our goal is to make the app as simple as possible for new users so that they don’t need any training—they can just start dragging and dropping controls to make a wireframe. At the same time, we want it to be fast and efficient for those who spend more time using it, hence the keyboard shortcuts.
We have some fun ideas for things that we could do in the future, but are not locked into anything yet. However, I feel like it would be a mistake to give up all of those possibilities. I definitely hear what MikeH is saying about adding friction with /, but I have found personally, and have heard from many customers, that after you start using it more, it becomes muscle memory and automatic.
All of that said, I don’t want to shut down this thriving conversation. So if you have more to add, please pipe in!