No, let's not say unique? Before Sketch, can you name any genuinely (professional) mainstream graphic apps which weren't made by Adobe? Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign all use this command. As does Sketch, sensibly. If current/previous Adobe customers are Affinity's core market (clearly they are), this is naive at best.
This behaviour is so engrained I must have used it a hundred thousand times if not more, and I will certainly not be alone in this. It is so thoroughly embedded in my muscle memory that I consider this alone to be a barrier to entry.
Using ESC makes far less sense, despite it working in places. ESC to me means: no, cancel, leave, stop. Not commit.
Agreed - this simply does not need to be a shortcut, especially such a poorly advised one. I want to right-click to 'Create Outlines' or 'Convert to Art Text' if you prefer.
I expect you're wrong that most people CMD click elsewhere - why would I use the mouse when my hands are already on the keyboard.
Evidently I'm a sucker since I bought the software anyway, perhaps that's all that counts on the balance sheet. But I do hope someone pays attention to this, because after puzzling for a few minutes, googling, discovering this, I dropped my AD experiment immediately and posted here in exasperation; let alone previously frustrated and failed attempts.
Make it easy for me to adjust unless there's a really good reason.