And how much time did we spend learning any structure with Dan in the beginning? Almost zero. Unless you were a complete and utter mess, he basically never said much about it. What did he start us on immediately? Pulling silk/six directions. What will we probably be working on forever? That.
I agree with Lee that pulling silk/six directions has been the primary beginning emphasis with Dan's approach. Other things drop in as you go.
I am also inline with Keith and Chris