I have seen this issue since the 22 release and I would really appreciate to always have my project panel default to list view. As a professional I have a need to see all of the information for clips and sequences. Icon view is something I rarely have a need for. I have found myself spend a lot of unnecessary time over the past few month opening projects then needing to change this view. I know it kind of sounds silly (it is one little button push), but back in the day Sony edit controllers had a double zero key for a reason.
System info Application: Premiere Pro (Beta) v188.8.131.52 OS: macOS v12.2.1, RAM: 64.00 GB GB, CPUs (logical): 8