Hah, no worries. Stopping is one thing that I had not anticipated taking skill and practice. I think the fact I've primarily driven manual cars has helped me with adapting to shifting on my P.
I'm glad you found the humor in that, I wasn't trying to be an ass. I was wondering if you had some sort of injury to your knee. Do plan early if you can for your stops + down shifting. I don't even use my front brake most of the time anyways...it's sort of a lame duck. From the sounds of things you are well on your way to loving 2 stroke smoke!
I am thoroughly enjoying riding around on my shifty. I'm also getting some ridiculously strong hands from all the clutching/shifting/braking.