The automation mode selected from the "fixed" automation mode buttons (to the right of the fader) should change the Auto Mode of the ATTENTIONED track without having to press the "Select" button. This is MUCH more intuitive & saves an extra button click.
Additionally, for auto modes, this should be a simple "click", and not a "click & hold". There's very little chance that an errant click is going to "accidentally" change auto modes the way this unit is laid out.
At the very least, give us a "Preference" setting for the current setting as "Legacy" mode & what I & others have proposed as "Qucik" mode, or somesuch blather... :-)
NB: you need a category for PT Dock.