The first time I saw continental knitting, I thought "you have got to be kidding." Being right handed, I couldn't deal with having to work with my left hand. Also, while the knit stitch looked easy, the purl looked impossible. So, I have stuck to English.
Well, I'm fasinated with fair isle and all the info I can find on it says the easiest way to do it is to carry one colour in your left and the other in your right. So, last night I sat down and taught myself continental.
To my surprise (after about four hours), I found that I like it better. My stitches look neater. Also, I have found that I have less problems with the purl stitch and more with the knit. Anyway, I think this is going to be my preferred method from this point forward.