I may be considered a dinosaur here but...
50 years ago the DOB mount (or indeed any alt-az mount ) was not considered a "real" mount. EQ's were the thing.
For that reason I cut my teeth on EQs and never had a problem using them. It came naturally.
After a hiatus of 45 years and the advent of DOBs I actually struggled to use one.
Push and pull on BOTH axes at the same time? DOBSON's hole? Not intuitive. Stars shooting uncontrollably all over the field.
I'm OK with it now but when I want to do double stars or DSO's I wouldn't bother without an EQ and preferably a goto.
Just one axis to track on manually or (preferably) driven.
Set up well and aligned it really doesn't matter the EP power though low power wide field is best. Just scan around in RA and the star will show up.
Often with a DOB I loose the field wildly and have to start again with my laser. My DOB is only for planets and the Moon.
I can star hop with the best of them, if I have to, but goto has been a game changer for me in terms of frustration and time spent.