I believe I said "I do not know any......." -- I don't know either of you......
I also never said "my way is the best" - this is not "my" way --- I certainly did not invent it and convince Canon to implement it. I adopted it from others that know more than me and taught me a better way.
Who said you did
Imagemaster: I will say this... if ALL you are doing during an entire shoot is what you described: "spot flying bid, put camera to face, mash down shutter button and hold it until..." then yes, shutter button focus is best and what you describe as "my" way just adds an extra button. If. OTOH, your subjects are more varied than that within the same shoot, which I suspect is the case much of the time -- birds do land where you shoot, right?, then IMHO -- stress "IMHO" -- back-button focus is the most flexible way.
If the bird does land, it is no big deal changing to One Shot.
All that said.. all these button are programmable for a reason and I agree with the reason.
There are many features that are programmable for different reasons and that is because photographers all have different reasons for using certain settings.
The best way to do something depends on each individual. What is best for you is not necessarily best for me.