Sourdough Technique Experiment: No Knead vs. The Works
This is an interesting topic.
The writer tried to do side-by-side comparisons of the 2 techniques using identical ingredients.
It would almost suggest that we may overthink and possibly overwork our bread making. Read the comments. I remember that Ken Forkish raises this subject somewhat when he compares his bread making methods to Jim Lahey's no knead method.
I have wondered about this myself at times when we read descriptions of using X number of S&Fs spaced some many minutes apart or recommendations of one S&F technique vs. slapping, kneading, etc. It may seem that dough in general is more forgiving than we think.