Your brain works the way it does because it’s used to doing things one way, but if you do things enough the other way it’ll get use to that.
The brain is incredibly flexible. But some people are left handed, some people are right handed. Some people have different dominant eyes, legs, arms.. etc. Part of learning a process is how it has been performed in the past, but another large part is the fastest and most reliable synapse. If a process "just feels wrong" that means my brain has already been trained or was wired a certain way to begin with.
The point of design is to create an intuitive interface that not only doesn't interfere, but enhances use of the interface. If I have to re-train my brain to work the way the tool wants me to think, then it is not as successful as it could be!
If you google: "Lightroom crop tool backwards" there are quite a few results with many people asking the same question.
All it needs is a preference item that reversed x and y direction for the crop tool and said: Crop Tool: Reposition the crop window/Reposition the photograph [x] [ ]
I know I'm not the only one!
I like it the way it is. I hope you and others don't persuade Adobe to change it. Just get used to it.
I'm glad you like it the way it is!
I don't want it changed to the way I like it, I want a preference option to select either way!
I have been trying to get used to it for a long time. Intellectually I understand how it works, and it is functional. But intuitively it makes absolutely no sense to me. I have to focus on the tool and how it works, and that ruins flow.