Everything backwards

Yep - in Top the + z axis points up. Looking at the plane from above, the counter-clockwise is as expected. Looking at the plane from the bottom, the +Z axis points away and your counter-clockwise arrow is clockwise from that view. Similarly, in Front, the World +Y axis points away from the Front View.

-Pascal

OK
Thanks Pascal
Perhaps I have always constructed models in Top view and not realizing. Sure thought otherwise. Perhaps my optic nerve was rotating 180 when switching to Front view.