So ever since I realised that root ten is just a set of symbols consisting of ten different symbols after which you need to start using combinations of the original ten to make more “numbers”, preferably in a logical fashion such as 10 and then 11 and then 12, I realised we are counting very inefficiently.

Our fingers can’t make ten different symbols each, you need to use all your fingers to go to ten and then remember you passed ten once and start again at one. They can however each make two symbols very effectively - up or down (if you are quite good, you can probably make half bends, but it is more difficult). 1 or 0. So counting on your fingers in binary (using each finger to represent 1 or 0) can make you go up to 1024 (different combinations) or 1023 (more than 0) before having to “remember” you passed 1023 once and start at 1 again. Most people won’t count that far anyways.

I feel it is important to use resources as efficiently as possible. That and root ten was never very useful to begin with. Root “e” would have been preferable for mathematicians and root 2 for computer scientists and toddlers (counting on fingers). Root 10 makes little sense. It is almost like we decided we are going to have the symbols 0 to 9 and then developed an intuition for rudimentary mathematics around it.