@MartinPacker That was exactly what I used to do. I can only imagine you don’t get too exercised by the appearance of lots of red circles? Perhaps you are more judicious in setting due dates than you give yourself credit for?
Personally I became overwhelmed with red circles but then I probably have lots of trivial tasks that you don’t 😑!
I’m glad you are happy enough with your system. I have tried other apps but they congregate all the tasks in one big overwhelming list in much the same way as due-dating every OF task and I can’t focus with lists like that.
I work off a very tightly controlled Today Perspective that only has a very small number of tasks shown at any time. I manage this with careful use of defer and due dates and setting my OF system to show only the remaining part of the day as ‘Due Soon’. This keeps my focus on just a few tasks at a time, and with the new custom tag (and flags), I can add to this perspective as I see the need. However, I guard this perspective very jealously keeping it exactly for what I need to remain focused.
If you are finding it annoying to defer your dates there are good scripts available to batch defer those tasks if they become difficult to manage. Perhaps you already use these?
I don’t really understand your issue with repeating tasks? I have a lot of repeating tasks and they are extremely useful for a whole buch of scenarios.