I switched from English to continental a few months ago, and I definitely like continental a lot better. However, I think it's because I'm mostly left-handed, and so the continental style lets me control more aspects of the knitting with my left hand. My guage is must looser with continental but I think that's partly because I'm a more relaxed knitter than I used to be.
The other thing that I had to get figured out with continental knitting (well, all knitting actually) was how to wind the yarn around my fingers to provide some tension. When I first tried it the yarn would just get stuck and not move, so then I was just letting the yarn hang free and manually tightening down each stitch. That's all a lot slower and more inconsistent for me. I can't actually figure out how I got the problem fixed though...