Help a newbie

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Hi there, I started learning Blender about a year ago. I used to not give a fuck about n-gons, but now I'd like to learn proper topology.

Using only quads is damn hard, most of the time adding new loops creates tons of useless edges (like the one selected). Merging flat faces will create n-gon though.

Is there a way around this? I must be doing it wrong.