I'm always in search of the right layout for my equipment. Mostly because I'm trying to find the most streamlined workflow.
I believe if you can achieve this you will be able to get the purest for of the art.
I say this because when you remove as much of the restrictions as possible, you effectively reduce the time between getting an idea and turning that idea into a song, without tainting the thought with any hinderance or limitation.
It also helps you to stay in that "zone", that slip stream in the ocean of inspiration that is sometimes a bitch to swim out to, but when you reach it, the journey to the finished article is a breeze.