Great example using the Apprentice....
I don't want to "micro-manage", but do I want to track, and I agree, there is a difference.
In theory, I agree with both of you.
Physically, it's too bad that a system like GTD, which is trying to streamline and minimize the time spent doing something, removes an option from Outlook that, in my opinion, is extremely beneficial. I don't want to lose my options of tracking/reminding/status reports, at least until I'm sure the other users are just as well-versed in GTD, so for now, I think I'm stuck doing a few extra things to make sure everything is accounted for.