Mouse Wheel To Control Hovered Sliders

How about making the mouse wheel control any slider (or even numeric value) currently under the mouse cursor?

Maybe even allow two resolutions:
Mouse Wheel - change in small increments
Ctrl+Mouse Wheel - change in larger increments

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yeah!

swap that though? would be more consistent with how moving automation envelope points works, anyway.

Yup. Consistency is important.

EDIT:
Just noticed that mouse wheel is used to scroll the effects panel.
This is a good behavior I am sure nobody wants to lose, so perhaps use modifiers for the sliders:
Wheel (scroll, as it is now)
Ctrl+Wheel (change slider)
Ctrl+Shift+Wheel (change slider fine movement)

(or whatever is consistent with other parts of course)

+1

(edit: I see the star rating dropdown now!)