Anyway, my venturing into herbs started with rosemary because it was a pretty plant and I liked the smell. I had two plants. They grew great and sat outside and were never used. Later I discovered sage which I did experiment with and learned how wonderful fresh sage really was.
I have tried several odd herbs: stevia which was very sweet when you taste the green leaf but does not retain its sweetness when dried and I could not find a use for it, Red shisho perilla which I found absolutely foul smelling and tasting though pretty to look at and every flavor of mint you can think of and to me they all just tasted like ...mint. I have fallen back on just growing the ones that I know I will actually use.
My favorite thyme which grows great here in the raised bed but had I left it in the pot I would have eventually killed it. I also cannot grow the variegated kind. I kill it every time.
Here is the ever useless but impossible to kill lemon balm.
I am sure there is some other mint around here somewhere, I had so many different ones but I didn't find it to take a picture.