So I preface my comment with this, I am new to karting, I have made a total of about 30 laps on a test n tune day.This post may not be for everyone but there are so many people that will benefit from realizing the driving is where their effort is best focused to get improvement. Sure, it’s obvious you’d love to have the perfect kart/engine setup, but it’s simply not worth sacrificing the opportunity to work on driving to pick up a tenth working on the kart. “Don’t step over dollars to pick up pennies!”
I understand that my "style" is definitely not consistent yet. I am going in eyes open to how I need to learn how to drive the kart fast. However, in my case, my test and tune day, I realized very quickly that my setup was absolutely terrible. Not even in the ball park of decent. I was trying different lines and techniques to try and help it, but it was just abysmal. So my first question was a mechanical/setup question because I don't want to learn a bad habit because of a terrible setup. I know that I need to learn the lines and styles, but until the kart is drivable, I couldn't hit a good line to save my life.
I also know, that there is no way on earth someone can tell me what it will take for ME to be fast. I have to learn what works for me. I will take suggestions from the fast guys, such as the 4 time track champion, but even he can't tell me everything I need to do. The idea that somebody can just jump on any kart, and be fast simply by learning the technique is a pretty narrow view point IMHO.
To your point about "driving styles", it may not be the best term for what I believe to be "how to be the fastest you can be, while being comfortable so as not to wreck". And everyone has a little different style. Maybe you like a tight setup and I like a loose one, you may not be fast on mine, and I may not be fast on yours. No matter the line or technique, if the setup doesn't fit you wont be fast IMHO.