In 2018 I continue to fly mostly in the high Sierra. I've been waiting to have my new flap circuit board installed since last year and currently operate without flaps. I have been a long time advocate of using flaps and minimum speed landings. My opinion on that isn't changing but I do understand why so many prefer minimum flap landings, its just too easy (as long as you don't get gusted on rollout). Its on my -6 take-offs that I sense the vulnerability every time. The period where my mains are on the ground and I have flying speed screams vulnerability to me.
The photo below was shot at 13,000'+. I now like to descend into position and through canyons at low power settings and I'm taken by how rough running my Rotax is when I get well below the 5,000RPM range. I wonder if a carb balance might help? I mind it less in the pattern than I do in the big canyons.