Nah, it's longhand/cursive itself. Sure, some people write (a lot!) more incomprehensible than other, but in general I find it ugly and harder to read than normal writing.
Check out somebody who has mastered Chancery Cursive Italic handwriting before you wash your hands of all forms of handwriting. Sometimes referred to as the Italian Hand
, Chancery Cursive was developed by Ludovico Vicentino degli Arrighi (1475 – 1527), a Vatican scribe who needed a form of writing that was beautiful, legible, non-fatiguing to use, and very fast to write with.
Looks like this (formal and informal versions shown)
I had a friend who was a wizard at it. She used it for everything -class notes, letters, personal checks (it used to be a riot when she would hand one of those to a bank teller!), grocery lists... and she could easily write two to three times faster
than anybody else we knew. She won more than one beer bet at our campus watering hole with that boast. She could even give a few decent typists we knew a run for their money.
People must have liked it. It's now digitized as a font family for those of us who, though mildly arthritic, still appreciate fine letterforms.