I've watched Brad run a lot in his streams, and it's kinda crazy to watch since my default is walking. Not judging, it just looks different to be moving so fast! I started 2 and running by default seemed like a scary design choice, but luckily there's a toggle. So what do you do?
Even after beating Yama 30 times, I still default to walk. I'm no speedrunner and Spelunky seems like a game about being careful as you explore. Especially in this early time when I'm still learning the new areas.
Now, I hold run 90% of the time, but when there's a stand off with a bat I need to slow down. Holding the walk button during a tense battle like that would be too much to worry about. I watched various streams this week and boy, a lot of folks are trying to shoulder tackle skeletons.
I wasn't able to make a poll, so a deep pro/con discussion will have to do.