I realize there are dozens upon dozens of kinds of transistors, each used for specific purposes. Sometimes there is great overlap; multiple kinds may work in a given circuit, but at times only a specific transistor is ideal.
Without reading all of the specifics of each kind, is there some kind of quick reference or guide that is useful when researching the type of transistor to use? For example, I'm familiar with some kinds of transistor, and often use them in my projects. Eventually someone will review the project and say "Why don't you use X instead of Y there?" It's at that point that I research X and learn something new.
If there was a "handy infographic of transistors" it might have helped me research all the types related to "X" so I'd have known to read up on them.
(For example, I was attempting to use a Zener diode in a circuit but wasn't aware that what I really wanted was a transient voltage suppressor. Something showing how Zeners and TVS's are related might have been useful.)
Searching the internet doesn't yield much other than a few transistor family trees and the like:
Does anyone know of (or wish to create!) a useful transistor selection guide that doesn't assume you are familiar with all the species of transistor?