So I had it backwards. I was trying to put up a productivity system first and then use it later. But when it came time to use it, I defaulted to something completely different than the thing I had so carefully constructed.
This isn’t a post about why you should stop using OmniFocus and start using Notational Velocity. I only wanted to share my experience and the lesson that I learned: Your productivity system should be tailored to fit the way you actually work, which may be difficult to discern in the tranquil hours when you’re fiddling with your apps.
I had the same exact experience. OmniFocus is great, but I fiddled far too much. Things 2.x, despite some small gripes, has been great for me.