If i am using a freeform table with my metrics on the top and the time range on the i can create a new time range to allow me to see metrics for specific periods. This is great for reports but can be time consuming when analysing data and i want to quickly check different ranges or want to quickly extract a number. It also clutters up the time menu with lots of random ranges i've created.
It would be good if there was a report time frame which is whatever the date is set to in the top right of the panel. I can do this currently with the Year time frame and the date range is within the same year but as soon as you cross over a year you lose the total.