It’s not so much the alignment of things, I actually like the “Align with” ability of layout. The issue is that in order to snap, specifically when moving, copying, rotating… I have to drag the grip to a reference point then drag the selection to the desired location - All while the grip is constantly trying to snap to anything and everything in both paper space and model space. If you disable object snap you can get a clear example on how hard the grip is working to snap to everything.
I understand that the current Layout interface probably works great for things like furniture, cabinets etc, when the focus is an object against blank open space and has few variables that can change shape, placement etc… But when documenting a building, on a complex site topography with a model complexity that exceeds several hundred thousand faces and lines, the “grip” is massively inconvenient.
A building, is far more complex than a piece of furniture, both in geometry and the shear amount of variables that are constantly changing through the design process. It’s a literal nightmare to work in LO in these projects and I attribute that nightmare 90% to the “grip” and the “snap to everything everywhere, in all spaces” interface.