Very well, this proves that amonut of layers is entirely due to preference, not due to what it is that we want to draw. I have some nice dry prastels to play around with, but when on holidays it is hard to find will to do anything but sleep hehe.
Yeah I just like to keep things manageable. It's definitely about what works best with your particular work process. Obviously coloring inked lineart like I mostly do is different from all out digital painting.