I wish the aspect ratio stays on each item by default and you manually choose to uncheck aspect ratio to not stay in aspect ratio. It is too easy for the item to get out of aspect and you don't even realize you are doing it in the new version.
I think it is more normal to want "aspect ratio" vs to no be in aspect ratio.
Note that you can right-click on an image and choose "Restore Aspect" to resize the image back to it's original aspect ratio.
Resizing by dragging the corners always maintains the aspect ratio, too.
(Whereas resizing by dragging a side changes the aspect ratio. This is done just like in other tools, e.g. Powerpoint.)
Holding the Shift key down "toggles" the rules; for example if you hold Shift and resize an image by dragging a side, it will maintain the aspect ratio.
Yes, I was aware of all that info. Thanks