I have decided to remove this post. Not because I changed my mind about anything I said, I didn't, I just decided it did not convey the tone I want my public blog to have. Thank you to those who commented supporting me.
Instead, I offer you this picture of a current work in progress. I recently learned Russian spiral stitch.
I am really liking the structural nature of this stitch. It's also fun to expirament with different beads and sizes and see what happens!