Depends on what you mean by “telling you what to do.” Mine tells me what I can do, but doesn’t dictate the exact task. I let my intuition pick the exact task. I want to be able to ebb and flow with my energy levels and the important/urgent sense that comes with each task.
I think this captures the issue with the energy metadata pretty well. There are too many variables at play that affect it and make it difficult to know what the value should be in the first place. I think you ultimately need to figure out how much of your day you want to dictate ahead of time and how many decisions you want to leave for the moment itself. For me, I need OmniFocus to help me see what I can work on, but let me sense how I’m feeling and weigh the external factors of the day to decide which of my options I want or need to engage.