No misunderstanding at all. I guess it is a matter of perspective. I've been doing it so long, the idea of assigning a context AND clicking an "active" checkbox just seems like needless friction to me. The best system for me is the one with the least "required fields". I just don't feel any weight from not defining contexts up front... in fact just the opposite. I can brainstorm a project quicker. Many times I work a project in a focused session, so many tasks never even get a context defined before they are completed.
Originally Posted by Folke
But one thing I'm certain of: our brains all work differently. I should probably include "YMMV" as my standard signature.