I'm a diehard FreeHand user who has only recently migrated to Illustrator. In FH you can just click on an object (say, a closed path or text) and move it, without it being distorted. In Illustrator, I often find that some sort of transform (scaling or rotating) is spontaneously activated. Then I have to undo.
I find that the only way to get around this is to zoom in closely enough that when I click on an object to move it, I don't accidentally activate a transform. This is very time-consuming. Is there some way to disable those pesky transforms? After all, there are already other ways to do the transforms, so disabling these would be no loss. Thanks!