I think the whole deal is when you aren't getting lessons and also are basically just practicing and rarely playing in a group setting bad habits can creep up on you. So it becomes a dilema ... don't think just play or be vigilant to those bad habits... it's sort of a catch 22 ... So, once in a while, a thought may be nagging me and I look to the crew here for some "best practices".
The crew has yet to let me down. I might get razzed but always good stuff.