Those are all really good points. I guess I need to stop looking at everything as pass/fail!! It worked for its purpose and at the end of it I had a finished product that did its job and that I was proud of. I shouldn't care what it took to get to that point.
I actually considered as I was starting over the 2nd time that maybe I was a person who needed to use software since I was clarifying as I went along and because of the color issue I had once. I think I'll keep sticking with paper/pens as I really like the feel of "creating" that way.
Thanks for the helpful posts!