This is a very niave question, but presumably it is much better when copying only a subset of directories within a parent directory, to call rclone once with --include filtering rather than multiple calls, once per path. I would guess this because RClone can then take advantage of multi-threading and possibly other benefits.
A couple of questions mainly out of interest:
is this correct?
along with multi-processing, are there other benefits to a single-call?
If true, I might suggest adding a top-line to the filtering docs staying the benefit of using this rather than multiple calls, for the niave user like me