I've noticed something in my design puzzles lately especially since I've been looking at the designs from the partition tournament, and it's that I consistently use less residues than other players. In fact, I typically don't add any additional residues at all for my designs! But I've noticed that the added possibilities for stability shielding and bigger structures seem to outweigh the point penalties, and that other players typically add considerable amounts of residues to their designs.
Does my playstyle need updating? Should I be tacking on the additional residues in favor of a score bonus that I haven't tapped into thus far because of the mild score penalty discouraging it? Or should I still try to challenge the novel ingenuity of smaller residue count designs?