If users add "Link" menu items to a profile menu that point to variations of the object itself, they don't highlight when followed, but it would be more clear to highlight them.
For example, on Workboards, users may add Link items which point to different views of the workboard (open tasks, closed tasks, etc). When clicked, these will show the right content but the "Workboard" item will remain highlighted. When the request URI exactly matches one or more targets of Link items, highlighting the first Link item is a better behavior than highlighting the Workboard item.
User is requesting saving workboard queries and exposing them via menu item, to click and see different views quickly. I think this sounds great, but it breaks my little design head when I think about implementation.