Thanks for the feedback!
I will add a way for the user to define files and folders to exclude. Don't worry about your out folder or any hidden files as I'm already excluding those. Also, my tool builds and deploys in memory so I don't use the out folder or any other folders during this process. If someone wants to create a zip then they use the create zip feature. I appreciate the feedback.
Your two requests are on my features to add list already but I will bump them up on the to do list Thanks for the feedback..