I've competed in continuous point sparring, point-stop sparring and full contact. I did point-stop sparring a lot when i first started MA and i found it left me with quite a few bad habits when i started continuous point sparring. I've only had one full contact fight and although it didnt go too well i learnt so much from it and i think i have the bug now because i cant wait to have another one.
Even monkeys fall from trees sometimes!!