I do the same thing. And I find it easier simply because you have to be located in the table, somewhere, in order for the row above/below or column left/right to have any meaning. It makes it easier for me to know just precisely where what I'm about to insert is going to land. Same for deletion, whether it be a single cell or an entire row or column.
Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043
It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
~ William Plomer