Im just another to add to the same problem, again I just stick it in 1st then straight into reverse or put it into reverse very slowly.
May try the 3rd gear trick though instead of 1st.....
Sometimes I leave the car in reverse when I park up then its all ready to go the next morning, don't forget to put the clutch down though!!
Ive done 12,000 miles now and I have noticed an improvement though
Will any of these methods bugga up the clutch/gears in any way?