I like to use double-pointed needles and make them one at a time. I've tried two at a time on two circulars and didn't care for it. Magic loop looks extremely annoying. So I stick with what makes me happy. When I used to teach in a yarn shop, I used to show students how I do things, how stitches are formed, and how they look. Then I told them that as they get more comfortable, they will inevitably find different ways to do things that are more comfortable for them and they should go with that. The important thing is to be pleased with the results, not how we get there. It made me so sad to hear stories about how these women, all of whom were older than me, had been driven away from stitching because the older women who taught them would be pretty tyrannical about everything. They got yelled at and told that there is one way to do things and that way was whatever way grandma, auntie, or mom said. They were told to rip out their work and do it over and over and over until it was acceptable to the seasoned stitcher. How horrible! No wonder they left stitching alone as soon as they could. I think I would, too, if I had that sort of experience. I am completely self-taught and I have come to be really grateful for that. I was free to do what worked for me and just love the process and that's what I tried to impart to my students. When I saw their joy and pride in the things they made, I was thrilled.
We've entered phase 1 of the re-opening process today. Not much has changed overall and nothing has changed for us. A few more sorts of shops are open (garden centres and hardware stores) and golf courses can open, but these are not places we go to anyway. We're still supposed to stay within 5 km of home, except for what is on the list of essential journeys. Now we wait to see how things unfold. If things don't get worse, we will enter phase 2 in three weeks.
I hope you're safe and well.