This post is in a context of a social dance. I have been told over and over by ladies not only that few patterns executed well is not bad, but that too many patterns, even if done well can be exhausting. Something in the back of my brain rejects that notion. I truly believe that a leader who manages to cramp more exotic figures in a dance is a better dancer. Now, with "front" of my brain, I understand why "more is not always better". But somehow that just doesn't quite make sense... Isn't number of patterns you know and can adequately lead the most important thing? I know the correct answer, I just need help understanding it. Maybe if you just explain this whole concept enough times - I will get it eventually.