Fascinating to read all your views on ribbing. I do, of course, knit "English" style (as both the vast majority of Aussie knitters).
The group I'm Secretary of (Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers Inc) has a wonderful knitter as a member and he knits continental style. I must learn this as he says it will save you 1/3 of the time to knit or more than English.
Food for thought.
David - love and light