a decent non-oem spark plug socket holds the spark plug too, but a magnet on a stick or stork pliers take all of 3 seconds per hole at most.
i usually number cylinders with the one closest to the timing drive being #1, but if memory serves correct, Honda disagrees.
if you mean the inboard spark plug on the right side, again, it comes out with my ratchet and extension in one easy shot once i've removed the coils and the coolant fill junction screw. which i'm going to do no matter what tools i use on the plugs, for space and ease. so #3 can come and go in about a total of 30 seconds, if i was under the gun. again, less if i used an 18v cordless or a manual speed handle.
i'm not sure of your commentary on my analogy: i'm saying that if i'm happy with high quality tools, i'm not inclined to go looking to use an alternative of a lesser quality.
but i was just being crudely folksy, as i kinda like "less-than-model-y" women.