I bet! It's true there is no one right way to knit but there are some standard things more or less taken for granted such as which way the yarn is wrapped to orient the stitches correctly for the style of knitting. Missing that early on is something you just weren't aware of. I think the neater edges will make seaming and picking up stitches easier. Your gauge will probably be different too. Enjoy!
Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..