I work in AI more than PS, so my habits from AI are hard to break. One interface difference I ran across was the "esc" key functionality. In AI hitting "esc" saves current changes in the symbol editor and moves the user back to the artboard. In PS, hitting "esc" cancels any editing tool, such as "transform" or "Puppet Warp" without saving changes. While the PS "esc" function is probably more appropriate, it is annoying for someone who is used to the AI worflow. Image my frustration when I worked diligently on a "Puppet Warp" session and lost it all by hitting "esc". Has anyone else noticed this inconsistancy in the two programs?
This is something that has been taken up by lot of users to Adobe. They've considered it and we can hope for a revision/ customization option for this feature shortly.
As I use PS about 95:5 vs AI, I find that Esc key does what I want in PS. I actually cannot recall using it in AI, and would probably have been surprised.
When I use it in PS, what I want to happen is to be backed out of the function, that I am about to apply, say Free Transform, or maybe Crop. Usually, I have done something, which is not correct, such as having the Options parameters filled in from earlier, when I want to freely Crop - Esc does that for me, and I can then make my corrections.
Interesting, as I would have about the same comments, but reversed - "Why does Esc not work in AI, like it does in PS?"