I have so much confidence in microsofts eagerness to innovate (why else buy a new office version every time) that I am amazed that this potential functionality has escaped them.
When you want to create a rule for instance to have all your mail from firstname.lastname@example.org
dumped in the "company" folder you have to go through all these steps. Why not have a user drag the mail to the folder with the right mouse button and have a popup menu say "Create a rule to move everything from email@example.com
Automating the organisation of your inbox becomes as easy as organising it.
Or is it already possible by some ctrl-shift drag thing that I missed?