What's wrong with me? I have no problem siphoning with tubing and a racking cane by filling them with water to start the siphon. Am I a Luddite?
I have done it that way, just flush the lines with beer and off you go.
Another way is to use some plastic tubing from a bottling wand or a boken racking cane. Sanitize it and insert into the vinyl tubing after that and your racking cane are in the beer. Exhale, give a good suck on the plasic tube, get the beer flowing, and pull the hard tube out, procede as with the other method(s). Your mouth never gets near the vinyl tube. I learned this one from Jeff Renner.
All of the stuff to do the CO2 method has been bought, but I have not done it yet.