My questions are, will learning this benefit me more in the long run or does it not really matter.
Do people actually do this instead of manually scrolling to your production buildings and pushing the hot key on keyboard.
If they do, when is it okay to manually scroll to your buildings vs using keyboard only to macro.
This isn't relevant to the above but I might as well ask. Whats the difference between attack and patrol besides the obvious. I noticed it's very important for some units to use patrol vs attack. A friend mentioned that you should use stop for dragoons and i did notice it makes a huge difference in response time.