That’s right. Question everything. Maybe it’s the radical in me just looking to disrupt the status quo. It’s easy to either listen to the so-called pros or to just get into a predictable pattern. Whether it’s the camera mode that you use (Aperture Priority, for example,) processing in the same old tried and true method or even how you approach your subject.
It’s too easy to get stuck in a routine and not know or forget why you did it in the first place. My motto has always been to experiment and not be afraid to do so. What could happen? It is very possible that you’ll find a method that you like better. I am doing it all the time! I started using auto ISO awhile back and I had to wonder what took me so long? The fact is that in the early days of DSLRs auto ISO wasn’t so good.
The same is true with shooting Raw. I do sometimes shoot Jpg now. Oh no! Don’t take my word for it or anyone else’s. Try it first and then decide. You might have to try something many times before you decide. At least you’ll know why you’ve chosen to do things the way you do!