As far as US-05 goes, it is one of the cleanest and easiest to use ale yeast out there.
I use S05 for my ales from time to time and have had pretty clean and relatively dry beers with it. Controlling your ferm temps is key to making great beer. Pitching in the upper 50's to low 60's in most cases and allowing the beer to warm up into the mid sixties to finish is an ideal scenario. I would invest in a good thermometer if you haven't already and monitor your pitching and fermentation temps.
S05 is one of my standard yeasts, when I don't need a special yeast character.
Fermentation is when you make the beer, if you blow everything up to the fermentation and ferment well, you will make good beer, maybe not the beer you intended, but good beer nonetheless.
Keep your fermentations "cool" and pitch under (or at) your fermentation temp.