Again, I'm not questioning anyone's personal preferences, just trying to get perspectives. And I thank you for yours.
I guess I'm "just the opposite" in terms of how I learned and how I approach things, regardless of screen reader. I love the display elements options, regardless of specific implementation, as a way of both "cutting through the crap" and getting through certain types of content in the fastest (read: most efficient, in context) way possible.
But there are times where actual page layout is important.
The concept of the virtual cursor took me a very long time to wrap my head around, and I still prefer to use what NVDA calls Focus Highlight, or the equivalent in other screen readers, so that where I think I am and where I actually am is obvious to me.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.
~ Brian Vogel