Selection modes with a, s, r

I thought I’d ask as I’m not sure - has the a,s, r keyboard shortcuts to change selection modes have been deliberately removed or is it a bug?
It really tripped me over after I’ve updated. I really enjoyed those keybinds as it saved me from holding modifier keys (and / or using the buttons in the menu).

Well the possibility to bind them was not removed, only the default shortcuts.

Don’t remember who suggested the change, I’d have kept it, but apparently, the critical mass of people getting confused after accidentally using one of the shortcuts was reached once more.