Well, living in Puebla, Mexico, doesn't offer much in variety of yarns and accessories, so I have to make-do with what is available.
I love to crochet doilies with thread, and I don't like doilies made with bulky yarns, just because it's quicker. I also like to use colour in doilies, but again, not much available here. (that's the shops' fault for not offering enough variety)
I knot wherever needed, I have no idea how to do it any other way.
I like motifs, whether grannies or otherwise, but don't like having to sew them together.
wish I could buy and use wool, alpaca, etc. yarns, but it's too hot to use them, and anyways, they're way too expensive.
Acrylics have their use, just depends on the quality.
I much prefer symbols to written-out patterns, so much more practical and you see what it looks like at a glance. (and not losing your place in the sentence.)
I think email, PDF's are a wonderful way to speed up delivery on patterns, and saves a ton on paper. (and trees)
I do NOT like the Susan Bates quicksilver crochet hooks I once bought, they're nasty and I don't use them. ugh.