Above: I not being a musician and never working in electronics gives me a different type of freedom. I have no restraints as I have no knowledge to influence my thinking so it must start off practical.
The fatal flaw (Catch-22) in this kind of thinking is that someone with no experience has no way of knowing how his innovations, which may seem so logical and practical to a newcomer, are going to hinder his progress as he rises to the more advanced and more demanding levels of performance of which he knows nothing.
I have seen this time and time again with the theremin. Noobs proudly declaring that they are going to devise their own methods and techniques that are right for them: "I'm just going to watch what all the good thereminists do, absorb everything, then keep what works for me and reject the rest."
This would be unthinkable in the context of a traditional instrument, but it happens with the theremin all the time. The real problem here is not the that person does not know. On the contrary, the person is convinced he does know!
An approach to the instrument that will get you very nicely through your introductory period (your first few weeks) may stop you cold later on, and just to complicate matters further you are unlikely to understand why.
Believe me, ignorance is NEVER an advantage.