stretching and folding vs kneading
This may well be a no-brainer, but I have to ask. Before I came to this forum I only kneaded my dough. I discovered the various stretch-and-fold techniques, watched the videos and read quite a few post threads. Over the following months I tried this method. But I fail to see any major benefits or even much of a difference.
So, is the "stretch-and-fold" just a substitute for kneading? Or is it actually better is some way? I enjoy kneading: I find it relaxing in a unique way. Or am I not performing the folding process properly?
I would appreciate further clarification here.