No, I'm with you on that. I also for years found it very difficult to get my ahead around asymmetrical systems because of how they look on the tactics screen.Oh yeah I know, I'm agreeing.
I'm gonna sound a bit daft, but there's something about the look of the 433 (41221) and 4231 on the screen that bores me. Even a 4411 or 4141 with a flat midfield 4 seems more palatable somehow. I was doing well in my second Newcastle season with 4231, but it was boring so I changed to a 352 (which I didn't really have the players for) and struggled a bit from then on.