Could it be possible to have the x and y scale factors unlocked? For example, now if you’ve created an object that is 5 x 3.5 and you want to make it 5 x 3.52, it will also alter the 5 to 5.026. In some programs there is a little “padlock” next to the x and y dimensions, that if opened, will allow the adjustment of only one dimension.
I know you can just grab the side handle instead of a corner handle and do it that way, but sometimes I want to just punch in a number. Especially if it a weird small fraction.