Marina, that's how I was! My motivation was wanting to be a"2-fisted knitter". I want to do the 2-hand color work. I've still got a lot of practicing to do before I can take on my special project. I know what you mean about more steps. Wrapping the yarn English just seems...I don't know, an unnecessary motion or something. I've blamed it on crocheting before knitting. Thank goodness we can each knit the way we feel most comfortable.
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.