The reason I asked was for commands like starbucks_mafia pointed out.

When a single command is being called:
statement (condition) command
is faster than
statement (condition) { command }

According to this, then the way I code is the best known way. I thought Karadafol was suggesting I should change my scripts to statement (condition) { command }.

I use brackets if there is a more than one command.
if (comparison) { command | command }
otherwise I like to say
if (comparison) command

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?