I know it's boring to some, but I LOVE to do garter stitch patterns. It's so easy and I can do other things while I'm knitting, like watching tv or listening to books on tape. Also, I have tendonitis in my wrists, so the other stitches hurt sometimes. :(
I guess it would be easier if I wasn't such a tight knitter. K2tog can sometimes be MURDER to my hands, especially if I'm using a yarn that splits easily. And don't even get me started on SSK....whew!
But, I do love to make socks, and I have to use those stitches for the gusset and toes. I endure it, because I love the finished product.