"Where others see orange, orange, yellow, I immediately 'see' 330k."
Some modern resistors seem to have many more colour bands than the old 3 + tolerance. Often their colours are not instantly obvious on small 1/4w ones. Even 4k7 has to be checked with an ohm meter to be certain. The muddy colours make red, yellow, brown, and orange almost indistinguishable. No - I am not going colour blind - higher numbers like green and blue are similarly confusing as to their colour.
Other makes are as clear as day.