Sorry, bro. I didn't mean to get your panties in a wad. My sincerest apologies. I guess I am carrying over some hostility from dealing with my family. Around my house, I am called the Dream Destroyer because every time I hear some stupid childish fantasy I have to destroy that dream with some harsh reality. Like when one of my daughters asked if she could have a unicorn for her birthday and I'm all like: unicorns aren't real, sweetie. Or when my other daughter asked if she could be a doctor when she grew up and I was like: no, sweetie, you are a girl and girls can't be doctors; now go make me a chicken pot pie. Stuff like that. So when I heard your childish fantasy, I kinda got triggered and lashed out and for that I am sorry.We can have a discussion ALL day about *want* and *need*.
Nowhere in my explanation did I ever say I *NEED* to heel/toe. The whole thing was to justify why I do it and why I think it's a good idea. I WANT to have control of my vehicle. I WANT to be consistent in my shifting techniques. I WANT to continue practicing my skillz. I've developed muscle memory on the road so I can be better on the track, and on the track so I can be better on the road. So I WANT to modify my controls to facilitate all these things. I have a clutch pedal and a shift knob. It *may* be less advantageous to do this in a Jeep, but why should I stop doing it just because it's not necessary? Like I said, it's become a habit, I'm attuned to it, I'm more comfortable doing it than not, etc.
I understand how you may think that heel/toe causes more wear on the clutch/tranny. This argument goes both ways because if not done correctly, yes, more damage and more wear. But if it is done correctly then there's no real issue. I'm good enough at this where I believe it will cause less wear when I rev-match downshift as opposed to shifting and feathering the clutch out to get into gear.
And you don't get to tell anyone what kind of emergencies can and can't happen, because you don't know that, I don't know that, the next guy doesn't know that. Again, the point is to be in a position so that YOU ARE PREPARED for whatever the hell might happen. You may not have control over what external factors happen to you, but you have every bit of control over how prepared you are and how you can respond to it.
And to your other jibber jabber, didn't bother reading it all through because now you're just being an asshole.
My question to you is, who pissed in your cheerios this morning?