So, I originally learned to knit from videos of American knitters as well as from English publications. I've been knitting in English style for quite some time now, and am comfortable with it, and it is effective for my purposes.
I do, however, live in Germany, where seemingly everyone knits in Continental style. Regardless of how comfortable I feel with English style, I always have the impression that those knitting in Continental style are simply faster. I also get the impression that it's easier to maintain the amount of tension per stitch in this fashion. I've tried to learn Continental style, but to no avail. I'm a pretty coordinated guy, but somehow just can't get this method up to a workable speed.
The main reason i've been thinking about this, is because i'm about to start a vintage windcheater and I would like to be able to knit faster, so i'd like to tackle Continental style (or else, I have the feeling this sweater is going to take forever).
I suppose the point of this blog is simply to hear opinions from all of you as per which style you prefer, and to hear if any of you have had similar issues in the learning process.