Hey, glad you are trying to get faster at pyraminx. You're ability to look ahead in inspection will improve drastically with practice. I'm really not quite sure how long it took me to imrove after learning the 1-flip method, but when I learned it I already average around 5 seconds so the situation is pretty different. Sorry I can't be of much help there. You can stick with your old method if you want. You can get down to the 5-6 second area with almost any method pretty easily.
Thanks for the congratulations, and for your confidence in me :p