I agree with much of what you write, and yet I would tend to state my approach as principle/fundamentals based. That said, it tends to manifest itself in "small stuff".
This morning I was exploring uchi-kaiten/soto-kaiten variations with a couple of guys. Principles included maintaining contact/connection to center (your own and partner's), and keeping the hand on your center line of your body. That gives rise to details. Variations naturally arise/need to be addressed depending on uke's attack/response. That manifests maybe in more details - but still derived from basic principles.
Also, I want people to be exploring and working things out for themselves. If throwing partner where they hold your right hand, what happens if you have left foot forwards vs right foot forwards as you cut down/project with your hand/arm (which is driven from center, and yet where you want to maintain relaxed shoulder)? How did your feet have to move to get to appropriate places? What principles were involved that required or enabled your feet to move as they did?
So maybe an alternative: "Sweat the fundamentals - it's all fundamentals"