In past version of Bridge, the crop tool would retain the last used crop ratio. With the latest version, it is necessary to set for each new image. Please restore the feature where crop ratio starts with the last used ratio. Alternatively provide a way to set the default crop ratio in preferences.
For example, I like to use a 5 x 7 crop ratio on most all of my photos, however, Bridge always starts with a 2 x 3 ratio and I have to change the setting every new image.
Yes I hate that too, but I found that if you didn't double-click on the crop, when you clicked on the next image the crop was there in the previously selected ratio. I have no idea why Adobe let the developers loose to change everything around. They obviously did not check with users who had a workflow, but one-off amateurs who process their images one at a time. I guess when you outsource your programming to the cheapest bidders, you get the cheapest result.