Hey. I'm an experienced "Tinkerer" and it's frustrating that the group is acting like a merge. Group should just allow you to select a group of objects without using a lasso select, but in one click, and merge should just remove the edge where two of the merged objects are touching. and they shoulg be allowed to have different colors on one merged object. THX.
P.s if you download open office draw, make 2 overlapping rectangles with different colors, select them right click, click on "Shapes, then "Merge" you'll see what I mean.
P.P.s PLZ add file uploads to this forum.