Just to add a voice:
I knit Continental. I LOVE it.
At first sight I thought that English knitting was awkward, strange and very slow. Then I looked closer: some people DO whip that yarn around. And yes, there are terribly slow Continental knitters as well. So what works best for you is your way.
For me, after having tried English but not becoming a good English knitter, no way, Continental is my choice still because if feels "right". But looking over the line to English has gotten me understanding better.
I think that for my way of knitting it feels ergonomic, effortless, fast, secure, done blindly...
So: Whatever you do: find YOUR way, even if that means that you constantly switch by mood. Some do that and feel happy.