That's why I like the 4 + working needle. I need to see the sock take shape. Maybe when I've been knitting socks a while, I can try another method. I've heard a lot about 2 circs, but that is WAY over my head and I don't even want to try and wrap my head around that right now!
I do have an issue at times with laddering, so that's a concern as well!
Lucky you, moon ~ no ladders! How do you do it?