I know it is possible to lead crosses, but i can't do it with beginners. The lead to a cross gives a twisty, uncomfortable, ocho-like thing. I am starting to believe that the standard cross is to a large extent an adornment.
I have discovered that many leaders do not know how to lead a cross, but they don't realize it because the women all just do them automatically. Then the women cross even when you don't want them to because they can't feel any difference in having them led or not led because mostly they've never felt them led.
Most of the leaders I know who DO lead a cross, use a twisty way into it which, while not incorrect, is not something that I'm overly fond of as a follower. They don't know how to walk to the cross. In fact, many of the leaders who try to walk to the cross are positioning me so that its actually difficult to cross and I just put my left foot down next to my right instead of crossing over it. Then they say... "You're supposed to cross" in a correcting tone, even though I would have had to work against them to cross. (which is, in my book, the lead to NOT cross!)
(Grrr....) I KNOW its harder to walk to the cross and actually lead it... I'm not great at it either! Its easier to either twist into it or just count on the follower to do it anyway.
But I'm still in the "cruzada is led" camp rather than the "follower's should do it as default" camp. But I'm sure there are plenty who would argue with me....