I run into the same problem. I frequently do stuff like: select a block of text, copy it, then find to jump to the place where I want to paste it, then I'll edit it as appropriate for the new location. Whenever I do this in Sublime, I end up bumping into this "find in selection" default. I know everyone wants different defaults, which requires taste on your part, but I'd be happy with a config flag.
We aren't the only people who find this weird:
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