I love KiCad overall and the annoyances I have with it are small.
But the backward drawing on the pin’s is one of the annoyances left.
Orientation “Left” is for pins on the Right side of the component.
Orientation “Right” is for pins on the Left side of the component.
Orientation “Down” is for pins on the Top of the component.
Orientation “Up” is for pins on the Bottom of the component.
It’s weird. Every PCB package has it idiosyncracies. This is one of KiCad’s.
Presumably they meant with “Left” that the component body is on the Left side of the pin.
I would like to have this changed.
But a great feature of KiCad’s shortcut’s. You can hover with your mouse over a pin in the “Part Library Editor” and press ’ r ’ to rotate a pin. You don’t have to open a menu.
Same if you press [Shift] and drag your mouse around some pins.
You’ll have the pins as a bloc connected to your mouse cursor, drag them to an empty area and press ’ r ’ to rotate. Repeat, and then the the 3rd time drag the block to the right orientation.
[Ctrl] + drag mouse also does something. It seems to mirror your selected block on the Y-axis.