Column view quirkiness

I love total finder except for column view in two ways.

  1. If I have a folder highlighted and create a new folder, I expect that folder to be created in the highlighted folder but instead it is always created in the top folder that column view is displaying the contents of.
  2. Same thing happens with Paste. If I have a folder highlighted, I expect the items to be pasted in that folder, but they are not. They are pasted into the top folder.
    Is this the way it supposed to work? If so then I would love to see an option that allows it to be created/copied in the highlighted folder.