You know, back in the Super Metroid heyday, I was a wizard with the grappling beam, but I couldn’t wall-jump for shit. I was legit concerned that I was going to be permanently stuck when I found myself in that area that you needed to wall jump to escape.
But nowadays I have a real hard time coordinating the grappling beam, but I can do some pretty serious sequence-breaking with the wall-jump. Even after I get the grappling beam and even the space jump, I still end up using wall-jumping as my preferred method of traversal when possible. It tends to be just faster when executed properly.