Did you post the feature request in the official Adobe feedback forum? Lightroom: Would like Cropped Aspect Ratio as an option in the Loupe View Options - Where can I submit such a request? |… . That is where Adobe wants all bug reports and feature requests posted. Product developers actively participate there (as you saw from Simon Chen's reply), but are rarely seen here.
Yes that was me. It was unclear where the official (or proper) place was/is to put requests. Interesting that Adobe wants that feedback on a 3rd party site instead of their own. Does Simon work for Adobe?
It's very confusing for customers. Bug reports, feature requests, and product feedback should go to feedback.photoshop.com, while this forum (forums.adobe.com) is primarily user-to-user, with some participation by Adobe low-level tech support.
Technically, both sites are owned and branded by Adobe: feedback.photoshop.com, and forums.adobe.com. And both run third-party software (Getsatisfaction for feedback.photoshop.com, Jive for forms.adobe.com). Originally, the two software services were quite a bit different, but they've converged somewhat over the years.
Simon Chen is an Adobe employee, indicated by the cryptic badge and his title:
Thanks for the detailed explanation - super helpful.