Of course one should be able to orient themselves to north up but I see no problem using course uo or actually heading up.
If you want to argue that heading up is not intuitive go ahead if you like but (I know we are boaters) every auto gps
in the world puts "heading" up. I'd love to see a car gps
where the car is heading sideways or down.
My G276 IIRC correctly could have heading up. If you zoomed out it auto switched to North up. If I get to 5 miles or so I prefer north up. Tighter zooms I prefer heading up.
Both are useful, correct and not cheating...