I don't experience that if I have used the quick pull tool with "always create solid" OFF
In 2105 when using the "quick pull tool" you need to be aware of "always create solid" because it's "on" by default when activating the quick pull tool. You can wipe out an entire "part tree" if you use the "quick pull tool" with "always create solid" active.
Do you have "show all entities of the drawing space" enabled in the Selection info palette.
The steps you describe only work on newly created entities. If you are working on a previously created model that was done without the part tree turned on, this does not work. I am working on a model that I created in TC 20 in which virtually every entity in the drawing has had some form of Boolean modification performed on it (a LOT of quick pulls). I did not use the part tree when creating this model and not doing so had no effect whatsoever on the behavior of quick pull in TC 20. Now, when editing this model in TC 2016, quick pull does not work correctly on any of these entities unless no Boolean operations had been previously performed on them (i.e. if it is just a simple extrude). Manually entering a delta dimension does work but pulling to a snap does not.
What DOES work is the facet editor (at least for the most part, depending on what you are trying to do, i.e. perpendicular faces, etc.). It is not as fast as a quick pull due to the multiple steps of zooming to grab the reference point or moving the reference point into the viewing frame but it does get the job done. Interestingly, once the facet editor has been used on a previously modified entity, it is changed from an ACIS solid to a part and then the quick pull tool will work correctly on that entity.
Another annoyance with the new quick pull tool is that No Snap has to be activated to select a facet whereas this previously was not required (at least not in TC 20). So if I want to pull a facet to a snap, snaps have to be turned off first then turned back on once the facet is selected. Relatively minor, I know, but it's an extra step that was previously not necessary and when you are used to in not being that way, you get a lot of ding, ding, dings...
I can use the work arounds as I have described above but this is clearly buggy behavior especially considering there were never any problems until TC 2015. If selecting the option to "always create solid" destroys the part tree and prevents quick pull from working, that's a problem.
So back to my original question, is there an update on the status of this?