I too love knitting socks but have never tried the toe-up.
If you promise not to tell anyone else, I'll tell you why I love toe up socks. Now this is just between you and me, mind. The truth is: I like a lazy, just-get-it-started project to pick up. With yarn I don't have to worry about shrinking, I can completely skip swatching, if I decide the yarn is too finicky to work with, I can skip adding pattern stitches or I can decide to do them if I want, I stop increasing when it fits my
foot, and I don't worry about the top being too long and running out of yarn before the toe is done; by starting with Judy's magic cast on or another that starts with a closed toe, and 2 @ a time, when I bind off I'm done!
except for weaving in the loose ends and there might be only 4 of those.
When KIP 2 @ a time socks can get some interesting glances, too, which makes it more fun.
ETA: I don't have to worry about misplacing a pattern for my basic socks because there isn't one.