The default symbol placement type always reverts to FREE every time the custom drawing symbol dialog is opened or another symbol name is picked. I almost NEVER want a FREE symbol. Far and away the most frequently used placement type is OFFSET. I have picked OFFSET so many thousands of times it's not funny.
It would be wonderful if I could control the default placement type with a config.pro option. Even better would be if Pro/E would remember what I just did with the last symbol or the last time I opened the dialog box. This minor change alone could eliminate several hundred unnecessary mouse picks a week.