It's good to see peoples views and methods of photography change. It reminds me of the thread where the OP refuses to keep "snapshots" and things as such. I used to be the same way, but as you meet new people and experience new things, the new life experiences have a huge impact on how you view your photography.
My thoughts go out to all the families involved. As much of a tragedy as this is, it's interesting to see your thoughts about your photography and your workflow change as life takes its course. I've been following your photography for a while David, and it really has been an inspiration for somebody who is starting out like me.