Photoshop: Make proportional scaling consistent across all CC programs

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So Photoshop 2019 had some keyboard shortcut changes: Specifically, previously you held SHIFT to scale proportionally, right? Now if you hold SHIFT, the object scales disproportionately, and proportional scaling is a default. HUGE adjustment to workflow if you’ve been using these programs for a while, right? But I get it, it makes sense, you’re scaling things proportionally more often than you’re not, so why not make that the simpler command with no additional keys. We can all just adjust to the new workflow when transforming objects and eventually we'll get used to it. 

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Add to that adobe didn't even make it consistent in photoshop itself. For example, Shape/Paths use the "old" hold the Shift key to maintain aspect ratio while normal pixel transforms use the "new" aspect ratio on by default. Not at all confusing for beginners.
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...And to add more thing - okay, let's accept that the default transform is now to scale proportionally.  That would have certain logic when dragging the corners of a transform box, but why make the SIDE handles of the box make the scale proportional? I see no sense in having to press SHIFT when dragging a box from the middle of one of the sides to stretch it.
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There is more, it's not even consistent in Photosop: if you drag the corner of images and layers it resizes proportionally, but it doesn't with geometric paths like rectangles or circles... HORRIBLE!!!
ADOBE, fix it! It's brain-melting!!!
Stop adding home-user-useless-features and work on basics!
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