Curse Item Misdirection and Poor Explanation

Maybe a noob move on my part, but has anybody else lost a unique item through the cursing process because they cursed an item instead of forging it? I did so recently because the forging screen that pops up seems to allude to receiving a better version of the unique item and does a very poor job of explaining that you will actually LOSE the item you’re cursing. 

Second, what are the odds of receiving the same unique item back to back? It happened for me. Got two Ajax shields back to back. Is that a bug? 

Neither of them are bugs, the 2nd is just bad luck. 

The first one isn’t a bug either, but im surprised they haven’t redesigned how that works at this point. It’s needlessly confusing