I prefer to make sure I'm going to get what I intend in a frame before I operate any shutter. I also prefer the entire scene in a landscape to be in focus.
In a bit of a rush the other night, I didn't set up well on a few shots. One I'd normally throw away due to focus actually interests me.
So, my questions is, what do you think of a landscape where only a near subject is in focus?
I did want the horizon in focus, but I was shooting handheld just above this tide-pool hoping to not slip on the moss. And... I didn't focus right for what I thought I wanted.