Always, a composer first; an adopter/user of method second (if at all).
My own reasons, and not those of any other, whether of the well-established, or utterly obscure.
In my timeline, I am an active participant, but of it I am hardly the controller. I stand ready to answer for my participation; but for the timeline itself, I shan’t apologize.
The quality of the work is what matters. Circumstances which do not socially favor nor materially promote my work, are out of my control. My composition, I can control. Doing good work, is the best answer.
The quality of the work is what matters. If I am pleased with the volume of work I have created, it is because that volume has served my own purpose, in refining my craft. Never have I been obliged to create anything to the demands of another person or body to my artistic detriment; where another person or body has been a participant in the process, the project has been consonant with my musical inclinations and interests.
Always, a composer first; an employee second (if at all).