Thank you, this is a great post. Not only for the intro to the headline analyser but for the amount it really does resonate with me as an intuitive thinker. I don’t write to be read (but plan to start soon) and other forms of my writing have usually taken a 2–3 step approach. Much like your suggested 1 then straight to a 3&4 mix.
I think no.2 might be the defining step in your suggested stages for me. Intuitive thinking uses a familiar process and connections of logic that have short cuts perfect for my world perspective. Creating a stage dedicated to the articulation of thought will help my thinking to become more concise, accessible, and meaningful to others.