Try it. If you don't like it, the knitting police aren't gonna come get you
I crocheted first, too, and it's just easier for me to knit with the yarn in my left hand. If you want to make stockinette go really fast, knit continental in the round and keep your stitches mounted so you're knitting tbl and not twisting them. Your hands barely move and it makes the rows fly off the needles.