"What, Gygax had a different order before then? Bah, who needs him; I have my own playdoh, Colonel. Okay, I want it the new, improved way!"
"What, there's a yet newer way? Heretical! Touching things they shouldn't. Get off my lawn!"
(I voted STR, INT, WIS, DEX, CON, CHR. Other ways make more sense, and I use whatever order the edition I'm playing uses, but while I started with (red box) basic, my formative years in terms of playing enough were more AD&D.)
Y'know...all that does is make it even easier to remember for newbies, right?
Congratulations. You just corrupted an entire new batch of young, impressionable Players! I hope you're happy with yourself!