So i have been endevoring to teach two of my friends the wonderful game of go. One of them up untill a few days ago has been using the game analysis to help him read out variations and the other has not.
The one that hasnt has used it, but dies not like using because she claims that it does not help her learn.
The other who has been using it a lot has not stopped claiming that he uses it too much.
In my own experience here i have used the game analysis myself. When i first came to ogs is never been on a site like this one with so mant tools that i could use such as the score estimste and rhe game analysis. And i relied on it heavily. So heavily in fact thst i beleive that it has somewheat stunted my growth as a go player in a way that is going to take a long time to undo.
I have now gone on to my settings and perma disabled it so i am not tempted to use it.
But i do think that the game analysis is a crutch to learning that may well be doing more harm tban good. The human brain is lazy… it seeks efficient and easy ways to solv problems… and if that means using the analysis to take over the burden of properly reading then it will.
To firther my statement that its a crutch… i have many times heard that reading ability and doing go problems is an excersis not unlike working out your muscles on your body… they deteriorste when not used. But… if these musckes of the brain sre not being engaged fully from the get go then suerky the famage may well be further reaching in terms of go development. Especially when you rely on it for so long… and the suddenly come to a game where the other has disabled it. It would be a mental shock to the system. And without the ability to read using the analysis you may not be able to read the gsme very well at all thus damaging your overall rating in GO.
What are everyojes thoughts on this?