I’m not sure if I’m understanding things correctly, but I thought I would just observe that a lot of software seems to try to cater for very different levels of expertise (not to mention disability) by having an interface that has menu items, with the addition of hot keys or shortcuts for frequently-used items. For those who have a failing memory (like me), or are new to the program, or who don’t work that way, you can hunt around for the menu item and select it. But as you get used to the program you may be able to remember the hot keys for items (incremental formalisation?!) and work in a different way. This approach seems to me to be both humane and egalitarian. A quick option for those who need it, but a different way of getting the same result for those who, perhaps, cannot work that way.
For a long time I have used my computer and applications in a kind of semi-configured state because I have never had the time to sort them out properly. I am now trying to do that, and I have found that the load of things to remember is so great that I am having to create a kind of wiki in Tinderbox that I can refer to, with items like hot keys to remember. I recently emailed Mark Bernstein about something that wasn’t working in Tinderbox, only to discover that it was a hot key conflict with 1Password. I’m reaching the point when I have to use Keyboard Maestro (thank you @Beck!) because of cognitive overload. I’m grateful that option exists.
Sorry, I think I have wandered off topic. Put it down to overload!