In my case, it's not so much about "right or wrong" .. But a better understanding of theory makes it easier and and faster for me to come up with things and figure things out. It's about efficiency more than anything, plus I always kind of wanted to learn more, but just never did. Also, I am not not sure what you mean by: "This is pretty much 100% the opposite of how I do it." I was referring to how I am trying to learn more theory. Unless you mean, you're learning theory, by avoiding theory. I don't get it. You probably have a pretty good understanding already.