Yep, there is nothing quite like that feeling of being in a fight with a young horse and looking down to see your bit fully on one side of their head and all you're doing when you pull on the rein is pulling that ring a little farther from their eyeball LOL.
Chick, you and I see things a lot alike. I refuse to use any sort of bridle that isn't a browband/throatlatch. Had a couple of times years ago, using a one-ear, when a horse stumbled and stripped his headstall off trying to regain his feet. Thankfully, he was broke so it was as simple as stopping him and putting it back on, but if he'd been a youngster, yeah, that would have been a heck of a ride