The way people are taught to drive today.
My 17 yr old is taking driving lessons and I've been taking her out between lessons so that she can get some practice.
I've adopted the laid back approach, so as not to teach her any of my bad habits and I only chip in if I feel it's really necessary. Her driving really is excellent so I guess I can't fault the quality of the driving instruction she's receiving and her inate driving ability which I guess must be inherited ;)
One thing does suprise me is how they are now taught to sit with the car in first gear, clutch depressed, handbrake on, whilst waiting at traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, junctions, etc.
Talking to others this now seems to be the norm with other driving schools / instructors in our area. All I can think about as we're sat there waiting for the lights to change is my poor old clutch!