99% of the photographs i take ( half frame - 8x10 ) i do is without a light meter.
it really isn't hard to judge light ... color, bw, c41 e6 .. even portrait work with a flash.
you just have to pay attention to the situation ...
how is it wasting the film ?
film and paper are very forgiving .. you don't really need a crazy scheme to do sunny 11 ...
start off on overcast days and work your way to bright sun and gloom from there ...