I'd rather grow from seed than use bedding, as indeed I used to, but time and space no longer permit
Before our first child, when we were still in our first house, I went through a phase of growing bedding plants from seed.
By the third year, I'd taken it a bit far. We had no greenhouse so used the spare bedroom.
The missus wasn't happy. But I had loads of pots and baskets abundant with my home-grown plants.
I kind of lost interest after that year, though.
After we moved to this house (another newbuild), I designed the gardens to be much more low-maintenance. No bedding. Not even any bulbs. Mostly foliage plants and shrubs.