I love driving. :)
I actually used to hate parking in parallel parking spots, but in the apartment complex I lived from June 2010 to June 2011, we only had one parking spot in the complex between the three of us (roommates), so we rotated the spot. The only kind of parking spots outside were parallel spots (on a significant incline/decline, no less), and unless I wanted to walk a good half a mile from my car to my apartment by parking parallel without any cars around me, I had to park parallel into tiny, barely-enough-space spots. It's gotten so that I can do it in three smooth steps - stop next to the car in front, back in, drive forward a bit so the car behind isn't trapped. I'm glad I got the experience - I'm no longer afraid of parking parallel, and actually prefer it to cramped parking lot spots that are badly designed.
As far as regular day to day driving - I don't consider myself an expert or a pro or anything, but I do consider myself a safe driver. I use blinkers when there's nobody behind me or in front of me, I stop the full two seconds at stop signs, I don't talk on the phone except on my bluetooth (and that, usually to tell the other person I'll call them back when I'm out of the car).
If anything, it's the stupid drivers on the road who make driving a pain. Like the people who'll weave between lanes trying to get into the "fastest lane", or who'll lane change without using their blinkers, or who run red lights because they don't want to wait for the next signal change. And that's not even the people who make stupid choices - like drinking and driving.