Options are okay, presets are okay, samples are okay. But they’re just that; okay. The danger is falling into a perilous cycle of machine dependency. Dependency promotes mediocrity.
If you’re going to steal, make it your own. Steal like an artist! Mindless cycling through presets and samples until ‘it happens’ is nothing more than waiting for an answer. Use options as a guide, permit their influence but never let the machine dictate the outcome. A choice without reason does not make you an artist. Knowing how to integrate the choice is the art-form.
ps.Happy Accidents welcome…just learn to recognize when they happen and how to run with them 🙂