Coming across this handy CSS Cursor tool I wondered: why are the CSS cursor types other than
text so rare on the web? Even most web applications don't go further than these three plus perhaps cursors for moving and grabbing.
I see Progress and Help used fairly regularly.
Other than that, the rest of them are mostly situational... there's no need to use them out of specific tasks and environments.
Using cursors where not absolutely necessary violates the rule of don't confuse your users, ever. If you can use a normal cursor, do.