Which is best depends solely on the knitter you ask, and what you decide is best for you.
I learned basic knitting English style, but never went anywhere with it. In the meantime I learned to crochet and did that for many years. A while back I decided to get serious about knitting, so took it up again. I got frustrated by the English style, it seemed terribly slow compared to crochet so I opted to re-teach myself using Continental.
It did take some practice, but overall I found Continental much faster with less hand/finger movement. For me, I think the years of crochet made Continental easier for me to get the hang of.
With either method, I felt completely uncoordinated and dorky trying to "drive" the needles and get the hang of tensioning the yarn in the beginning. It's normal. But once you practice and get your hands used to making the motions, sooner or later it will become second nature. I promise
Just have patience, don't expect perfection to start, and keep practicing.