see my screeenshot in Adobe CS6, Photoshop -- cropping an area in portrait size 2x3 and NOT landscape 3:2.
Why ignores PS this setting and shows me first a landscape area in 3:2 instead of the chosen portrait area in 2:3?
Yes, I can rotate the selection via "x" -- but that's cumbersome.
From your screen shot, it looks like you're using CS6. They have made a lot ot improvements on cropping in CC. CS6 was a big change in the cropping style, and did have some issues. You can change the direction of the crop by clicking on the round arrow by the aspect ratio. It is confusing as the numbers don't change. They will still read 3X2. Most people would assume the first to be the horizontal direction, but this doesn't seem to be the case with CS6, It's fixed in CC.