While I understand the current export/import process to move build from a test env to production, it would be nice if there was an automatic function that would migrate from test to production and include all dependencies like data lookup tables, record maps, sql tables, etc. Currently it feels easier to recreate the full production including dependencies in production than it does to use the export/import process.
You can just use Package Manager ZPM for it.
I really like this suggestion. One could imagine some way to indicate all the changes that have been made and say "I want to export these" and it would generate some kind of idempotent configuration from them (CPF, %Installer, Json, etc) that could be checked in and applied to other environments.