2.5 extrude issues

Okay this is probably simple to fix but how do I do a regional extrusion on 2.5. It seems to automatically extrude faces or only the verts and that is quite annoying while trying to model. On 2.49 one would select the verts they wanted, press e, click region (or whatever other mode they wanted) and extrude away. Now its automated, or seems so, and its aggrivating. I just want to do a simple regional extrude, please halp!

Use Shift+E to extrude edges if you have edges selected or vertices if you have vertices selected. Or use Space and search for extrude. Remember some tools have not yet been implemented until probably bmesh is integrated.

Actually the auto extruding edges was what was annoying me. I was trying to do an regional extrude.