The short answer, Lucky, is that as climbers most of us never stop learning. We are always finding safer and more efficient ways of moving through the hills and on cliffs.... Always adding a skill to our quiver of knowledge...
yes I agree. but with the new generation, where they try to institutionalize climbing, the focus is more on people repeating a move or a technique than on deciding what technique is good in a variable environment like the cliff.
As SA said, and begin a discussion, some can learn naturally climbing and some other will have to work for it. If it need six hours a month, for example, to keep the level of good protection acceptable and the climber did two...it is a problem, a lack of safety. If you compare a person who need two hours with one who need six, with two hours a month of work out, one is going to be better than the other. And it will not be a 5.10 or 5.12 distinction...it will be a difference between death and life.
I think that I can bring some interesting point, just to think about it, to acquire more safety. and, as you said, I am still learning too.