Why do you need 3 fingers to do a goddamn cut/paste? Seriously, Apple?
Windows has had the press-and-hold shortcut to bring up a context menu for tablet/touchscreen devices for years, I don't see why the copy/paste option couldn't be done similarly; e.g. press and hold, wait a second, let go, a menu pops up, press Copy, select your stuff by a press and drag, then double tap. And while they're at it, on the press and hold popup of a web link, they can let us choose whether the link opens in a new tab or not.