A little reminder doesn't hurt, though, does it?
Actually I thought I remembered you saying something about writers learning to letter being a good idea, even making you a better writer. I even looked in a couple of your older articles trying to find it, but didn't have much luck. I only commented because I didn't recall you being quite so adamant that a writer will do his own lettering (which may just be because my memory sucks). If you've been equally adamant about how important it is to learn how before doing it, then that's great.