Functional wrote:It's really unreasonable to say that doing everything in your DAW is the wrong way. It's a possible way and for some people, I'm sure, it's the better way.
Doing everything from the git-go in the DAW like that (as if it gets you around learning an instrument) is going to reduce your chances of 'the educated guess', and the whole idea is just anti-growth. As skankfiddle has said, you want to stay to your zone of comfort.
Now you have boldly claimed certainty, "better for some". Who has done better?
You? versus the you that got busy, in the alternate timeline of you having done more than you're doing, and the present inaction turned out better? Why is it better?
What part of 'writing music' is going to go better for someone with less knowledge??? Please model that for us.
You're only kidding yourself, you're only cheating yourself.