I will admit I use a lot of 8 count patterns. To me they are the basis, the ground, a reference point and the anchor to the music. I need this reference point to start from and come back to. In between I use different count moves, and other ways of improvisation that creates more or less "chaos". When you listen to music, you will see that a lot of music is built up like this to. There is a firm ground, a reference point. For example a rhythm and a melody. Then the music may take off for a while, with improvisation and fun stuff, and then it comes back to the reference again. Safe back home. Some Pink Floyd music, for example, is very clearly structured like this. I never plan a dance like that. But if I feel I take off when improvisation, if there is too much six, ten, two, three point seven count moves, I come back to the safe eight count structure for a while. Anyway, that's me, and maybe only me, and what I believe in.