That's like saying a kid will never be able to write a great novel or become a rocket scientist if they start out first learning their ABC's and 2+2=4Nope, I think that it is more like hitting the brakes every time you move the steering wheel.
I think that you are reading 1stflights book. If you ever want to fly the cool stuff you have to learn to control the rudder. How are you ever going to do a knife edge or fly helicopters? How about crosswind landings? Oh, I do mix flaps and elevator because that makes sense. Just like on a real aircraft where you have to trim the aircraft when ever you drop flaps.