Some years back. . .after I had been flying for a while, I became increasingly frustrated with the stodgy way in which I oriented to the checklist. I was committed to using it, but I felt like something was missing.
What is your take? Obviously, climate, airframe hours, history of abuse, etc. all weigh in on the matter. I can't help but be reflective of a sobering reality inherent in flying 30, 40, 50 year old airplanes.