At least, you seem to agree (by saying "unfortunately") to that it was bad
in that particular aspect (namely entries of the context menu).
I would certainly say that the classic MacOS didn't make enough use of
contextual menus in general. That was one of my long-standing gripes
against it based on my parallel experience with Windows.
PS: dragging icons with a touchpad sucks hard.
Really? I use one every day, and haven't had much trouble with it.