I know I can ctrl-click on content, but this will select parent / the top of all layers which is really frustrating. If I click on layer's content I want my layer to be selected even though it is nested in multiple layers... I hope I make sense?
Photoshop has 2 types of selecting methods. This option is shown at the top when you have the Move Tool (V) selected.
Auto Checked - Will select the top most layer content when selecting objects on the artboard.
Unchecked - Will select the layer content for which layer you have selected in the layers panel.