I’m all for making the Aeropress as simple as possible, so I have settled in the James Hoffman style (recipe). That is to brew standard (not inverted), pour the water vigorously up to the 4th marker without stiring - let the water do the stirring and its one less thing to clean up. I then put the plunger in just a little to create a vacuum and reduce dripping, wait two mins, then swirl the Aeropress on the cup to agitate the coffee grinds and after 30 seconds go ahead and plunge.
I use water off the boil about 90-95c and get to that by boiling first, then preparing my Aeropress rather than timing anything.
I don’t preheat the Aeropress and I don’t rinse my paper. I don’t use the funnel and I don’t use the stirrer.
Inverted styles I reserve for times when I've got more time to myself, and I am not feeling clumsy.
What is your favorite method, variation or recipe?