This non-intuitive method is what chases GIS-curious people away.
Sigh.... more accurately, packages which provide rich capabilities chase away those who are unwilling to invest in the learning required to take advantage of that richness.
I've said it before, and it obviously bears repeating: your failure to invest a few minutes into reading simple instructions causes you endless wasted time. It also denies you the effortless richness and truly wonderful utility of very, very valuable facilities that you haven't learned how to use. You're cheating yourself.
Reading the handful of elementary topics in the Getting Started and Basics section of the user manual takes one short afternoon. Learning how to create points takes about five minutes, or less, of reading the Editing Drawings topic, one of the first few topics in the Basics chapter. It's not reading thousands of pages. It is spending a couple of hours to get the very basics down, and then as more things need to be done, such as editing drawings, spending a few minutes or less.
I say "or less," because glancing at the first few illustrations in that topic covers the creation of points in a heartbeat:
Those are deliberately simple illustrations to serve those folks who want to do something right away and who do not want to spend a few minutes more on learning even quicker ways.
Those who read a few words more can save one click: they can commit the creation of points not with a right click and click on context menu (two clicks) but with a single click of a button in the Record panel that automatically opens or with a Ctrl-Enter.
Creating points in any GIS is not hardly "intuitive." It is a learned behavior in all GIS because people don't want to create a point every time they click a mouse. They want to be able to use mouse clicks for other things as well. So at a minimum they must learn how to start and stop the point-creating tool, and they must learn tool choices to create a point and not a line or area vertex, how to snap or not snap, how to automatically or not add/edit attributes, and so on.
People who work in sophisticated environments, whether it is just one other colleague simultaneously working against the same, common geospatial data or thousands, also must be able to simultaneously create provisional points, with attributes, and then command all at once their creation so that what they do is always and totally consistent, meets constraints, etc.
Creating points in 9 is totally simple and easy: choose the point tool and click where you want a point. Click as many points as you want.
You can specify attributes for each point you click (similar to "instant data") on the fly in the Record panel which conveniently and automatically pops open for you. Adjust the positions of any of of the points if you like. Go back and change the attributes for any of the points if you like. When you are happy with the location and the attributes of the points, commit them with one click on the button in the Record panel to add them. Or, if you prefer, right click in the visual display and commit them. Or, if you prefer keyboard shortcuts, Ctrl-Enter.
That's a single methodology that works across pretty much every "creation" act in Manifold, such as creating records in a table: what you create first is a preview, which allows you to tinker with what you've created before you commit the changes. Learn it in one setting, such as creating records in tables, and you've learned it in other settings as well. No need to learn twenty different ways of doing the same thing in slightly different settings.
Previews are critically important in avoiding blunders, a very good thing when you are working with valuable data in situations, such as manipulating an organization's precious databases, that are entrusted to responsible people.
The ability to first provisionally create new things and then with one more click commit them is also essential when working within sophisticated environments where other people might also be working. If you are editing parcels for the Los Angeles County cadastral database, or adding points to the centralized database of fire hydrants used by the New York City water department or fire department, the moment you create such a point it goes "live" within the database and might be used by thousands of other people or hundreds of other programs. Click a point and it is instantly created, and then later you edit/add attributes? That's not good enough, as phantom points without attributes throw a wrench in the works of such applications. Create the thing with attributes so when you command that it pops into existence it is all that is required. It's not play time with crayons where you can scrawl something out and then throw it away without involving anybody else for those long seconds or minutes while you are adding attributes, changing your mind and so on.
The preview first process also helps in personal use if what you are doing involves valuable time (I value my time, for example) or if what you are doing might trash or damage data into which you've invested effort.
When you think about it, most of the time in GIS you don't just create one point but you create more than one. So it's not like, on average, creating every point takes "three clicks". Create ten points and you end up taking eleven clicks. That's all.
And then even in the case where you create just one point, and that takes two clicks, well, better to have a single system that works all the time in a uniform way than to have two systems to learn, one for abbreviated tasks, and a different one for rich tasks.