Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
I like how easy it is to glance over a game and go straight to the meat of the game, why do so many people refuse to read descriptive notation? Its just as easy as algebraic IMO.
I hate how White's K4 is not the same as Black's K4. In general, the whole idea that the numbering of ranks changes with each move is clunky and confusing.
I also hate the way 'ambiguous' moves are clarified. If it's "QN-Q2", I have to figure out which Knight started on b1...err, QN1. That gets pretty hard towards the endgame. The only alternative? "N/4-K5" or some other clumsy string.
Furthermore, any digital or technological person has got to love algebraic. It's easy to program, it describes the same moves using less characters, and is the most natural notation for computers to use.