I've changed the fonts many times but all the windows fonts look horrible to me. There is just no decent option available.
Enter to copy sounds much more like my experience of copying in Windows. And ctrl+c is for cancelling the current operation so it had better not be bound to copy in my terminal.
What you're describing with bash is definitely down to the terminal emulator and not bash itself. PuTTY comes with really odd defaults for copy pasting in my opinion.
On a native Linux system there are typically two separate copy buffers - one is your classic ctrl+c (typically ctrl+shift+c in a terminal) whilst the other is really smart and I miss it like crazy on other systems: Whenever you highlight some text it is automatically copied to a buffer so your copy paste is as simple as highlighting what you want and then middle-click where you want it pasted (or various other options for pasting - the simplest being both mouse buttons together if you don't have a middle one).
I am forever forgetting to press ctrl+c in Windows because I'm so used to the copy being automatic.
But in Linux the two clipboards come in handy if there's both a username and a password for example - select the username from your secure password manager of choice and hit ctrl+c and then just highlight the password....
Back where it's needed, paste the username with ctrl+v and middle click in the password box - job done! No need to go back to the password manager a second time.
Highlighting is especially weird in Windows terminals as it selects a block area as opposed to whole lines. If I'm trying to select some text which starts halfway along a line and wraps to the next line, I can't do it in Windows.
Don't even get me started on the supposed 'intelligent' select that expands the area I've highlighted because Windows thinks I wouldn't actually want to highlight a word starting from the 2nd letter.
I think that anyone who finds the windows console Windows to be acceptable, probably never used DOS and hasn't experienced Linux or Mac terminals.
Let's just hope this new one is a nicer experience