i'd like to suggest adding a checkbox instead of the dot directly on the List action. It's very common to have a boolean flag such as "active" for records where you can enable/disable records. At the moment it is really a pain in the as* to edit multiple records.
Here is what i am talking about:
I'm sure this would be an insane productivity booster. Is this something that can be added relatively easily?
Not easily. You need a controller action that does all the relevant auth checking, etc.
Already implemented as a plugin: