I'm a crocheter and supposedly that's supposedly to help with continental, but it doesn't for me. I think it's because I crochet left handed and knit (English) right-handed. Weird. Anyway, I've tried and tried and tried continental and I can't do it, so I've given up.
I say do whatever feels best for you. I know continental looks cooler and that's probably why I tried so hard
but it's just not worth the frustration and sweaty fingers to me.