I have had success with some of the main chart patterns, and must admit still use them to a degree. I am not naive though, I don’t rely on them solely, to me they are just Indicators, secondary to s/r levels. I will use them as guides to determining a more accurate entry, for example:
Price is heading down to a main support area on the weekly chart, however it has formed a descending channel on the daily. If price is at the bottom of that pattern then I’ll put an entry order in below the break of that pattern as there’s a chance price will move back up to continue the pattern.
I only pay attention to the main patterns as they get way to complex, and this game does not need to be complex.