What have I done?
I could be wrong - and indeed openly confess to not having re-read the whole thread - but I suspect that much of this might have been superseded by advances in other areas...Wow. I'm glad I found this. One of the most important posts I've ever come across- this should be required reading for all Axe Fx users.
+1.FWIW - I used this approach up till version 7 and have not used it since.
To each their own. If you it works for you; it works for you.