Being relatively new to Blender I'm trying to understand the Active Object vs Selected Object paradigm.
When selecting an object I'd assume you'd always want the last object you selected to be the Active Object. But I've noticed you can create situations where a single object is Active, but not Selected. Or Selected, but not Active. You could also have a group of Selected objects on the left and a single unselected Active object on the right, for example.
Are there situations in Blender where having the Active object unselected, or an inactive object Selected, would be beneficial or even necessary?