This update is a long time coming. We really need the flexibility to make a Context Role (a role on the Product>Team) a resource pool for a "Select Participants" activity type in the workflow. The Context team is FAR to broad and using a group doesn't work as it is not product/library specific.
Use Case: A Change Request workflow has a requirement where the person (CA1) who is completing the "Analyze Change Request" task need to select a specific participant who will then get the "Create ECN" task downstream. Each Product has 3-4 people in a role called "ECN Creators". These people are unique for each product. When the CA1 does the "Select Participants" portion of the "Analyze Change Request" task, he/she needs to be able to simply hit search and see these 3-4 users as available for selection. Currently this isn't possible, though its an INCREDIBLY common request. As of now, I have to use the Context team; however this is usually 100 users +- and is unacceptable by the users. Yes a group would work but its unacceptable as well as it is not unique per product (there are many products).