This is a tool widely used at work, thought it might come in handy to others.
Maya's own selection sets seem to be node based and therefore limited to that file, this creates a selection script and saves it to shelf to be used in any file.
"Name" name of button as it appears on shelf."+" to add selected objects to list.
"-" to remove selected objects from list."Create" to create selection set.
Delete key will remove selected list items from the list.
Can use ctrl+LMB to toggle selection sets.
Any ideas on how to improve this tool let me know.
It should work on 2008+
Check Version History for Updates.
EDIT: ld_selectMe is now part of ld_animateMe tools in a more compact UI.
ld_selectMe now rewritten to python, results in more dynamic UI and faster creation/execution of selectionsets whist retaining all functionality.
place script into one of maya's script directories and in python, run: