I don't know anyone who rides English. In this part of the country there are very few English type events or riders. If you don't rodeo, ranch or trail ride, then there is little to do for a horse person.
I would never judge someone who came to our saddle club and wanted to ride English. I may worry about their safety the first time their horse meets a cow but I have no problem with them riding with us.
I have never understood the difference a saddle horn and a few different cue signals make when it comes to horsemanship
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France