Growing up on dirt, it has become instinct to pull the clutch. 2 stroke engines stall easier and the lurching, stalling bike can send you into a tree. It also stinks having to kick it back to life after a hard stop.
A 1 liter 4 stroke may be a little harder to stall, but its also harder to stop and the engaged engine can push you forward with more force. I treat it the same as I would a car with a manual transmission.
"How narrow and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it" (Matt 7:14)
'05 Bandit 1200, '01 DRZ400, '95DR125, '01 KDX200