I really enjoy container gardening and also gardening in raised beds that are not in contact with the soil, essentially large containers.
My soil is very sandy, filled with bad nemotodes, devoid of organic matter and earthworms. For years I tried to build the soil and still work at it, but a mix of synthetic soil, compost, and ammendments just seems to produce great instant results. Whereas building this poor soil requires decades of effort, and then there is still the issue with the roots from many deciduous trees.
I've got unlimited space, so that give me lots of flexibility. Over the years, I've had great luck growing herbs, strawberries, bell pepper, egg plant, tomatoes, and cucumbers in containers. The two biggest issues relate to water. The plants need a steady supply of moisture, but have to avoid soggy, sour soil that will rot the roots. I find that conditioning the soil with perlite is very helpful for drainage. I also find, especially during the hotter summer months, that most potted plants do much better when placed in morning only sun.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.