Why continue to put the submenu Image> Adjustments in Photoshop?

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When I was starting out on Photoshop, whenever I wanted to make adjustments to an image, I went on the Image menu> Settings.
After seeing tutorials, I realized that by doing like this, it was destructive.
So, today, I systematically go through an adjustment layer. As it is linked to a layer mask, I can choose where to apply my adjustement and return to the adjustement at any time. Moreover, it is not destructive. If I want more of this or that adjustement , I just delete my adjustment layer and not to "pray" it is in the history.

So I do not understand why Image> Adjustments still exists; is to give users a bad habit, starting with beginners like me at a time.

(I doubt it done eventually, but) I therefore propose that Image> Adjustment is removed or at least one) that it created an adjustment layer, 2) it is not destructive to the image and 3) there is a layer mask to return to the adjustement at any time.
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Not all operations can be done non-destructively.
Sometimes you don't need the operation to be non-destructive (or don't want layers).

So, the immediate/destructive version of the adjustments needs to remain.
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Nicolas Charrier: How would you then applied the curve on layer mask?
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Chris Cox : What operations can be done non-destructively ?
"Sometimes you don't need the operation to be non-destructive (or don't want layers)"
If you need that the operation be destructive (or if you don't want layers), nothing prevents you to merge pixel layers with adjustment layers

Jaroslav Bereza : I just understand your question (it is true that I do not have the habit of applying settings to a layer mask).
So ... that's how I proceed to apply an adjustement(s) on a layer mask: you agree that a layer mask is grayscale? So 1) I rejoinder (Ctrl + J) all or part of the image that would please me to layer mask 2) I convert the duplicated layer to grayscale (Ctrl + Shift + U) 3) (without selection on that layer) I create an adjustement layer 4) I make my adjustments 5) When I finished my adjustments, I merge the adjustment(s) layer(s) and the layer grayscale 6) I copy all grayscale layer. 7) (If it is not already) I create the layer mask 8) I only display the layer mask (Alt + click on the layer mask) 9) I paste the grayscale layer IN the layer mask 10) I remove the mask or hide grayscale layer that serves me.
After, I grant you, it's as complex method. So, in this case, I understand why Adobe keeps Image> Adjustments, but ... if I make a one time adjustment to a layer mask per year, it should be the maximum.
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I don't have the same problem. After all, non-destructive tools are more visible and handy in UI and also shourcuts are linked to non-destructive operations. Also, you can adjust the menu and hide the item.

And what about inverting the colors? I use it to mask several times a day. In itself, this is not so destructive opertion because it has only two states. If it was like adjustment layer, it would kill me.