Chuck Clark wrote:
"The larger goal in mind" that you mention is only possible when you no longer see separateness such as "reestablishing sente elsewhere...". There is no "elsewhere" on the goban. One encounter.
Kihon -- ki no nagare. The goal is always to be the center -- a particular point of entry into the center at the moment may be the arm.
Tsume, joseki are still worthwhile exercises -- but it is true -- they are not the game.