Nothing annoys me more than unnecessary memory work. I believe the entire Vspeed thing is a pain. We clearly need to know the appropriate indicated airspeeds (IAS) to achieve the steepest angle of climb, fastest rate of climb, best glide speed, stall speed with and without flaps and gear down. I don't know if they called them Vx, Vy, etc. when I learned to fly in 1966, my flight training school, Peninsula Air Services in Hamilton, Ontario did not.
In my mind it is much more important to know the appropriate IAS to clear an obstruction than to know that this airspeed is arbitrarily labelled "Vx". These V lables don't add to safety, they add to memory work.
Am I nuts? What do you think?