Indeed, Christine. I tried learning throw method several times over 3 years, never clicked, then someone showed me continental and it was like OH! I get it.
I crochet more than I knit. I crochet blankets, I crochet slippers, purses, bags...
I only have 1 crocheted sweater. Thing is, since it uses almost twice as much yarn as knitting, the darn thing is waaaay too heavy and I've only worn it twice, both times to show someone.
As to which you should learn, I, like the others say both, but as to which you should learn first, I would say attempt them both and go with the one that clicks first.