Wow, surprised by the lack of response.
Anything else I am missing?
Well, no offense but this has been covered several times in the past and so I assume many have failed to respond because...
- They have responded before in the past...
- It takes quite a bit of time to provide a good complete answer.
Everyone has their priorities for their workflow. Some favor speed from start to finish, others favor careful sorting and/or quick classification and others want to delete as much as they can early so they can focus on the good shots. There are many different reasons and methods to the workflow and it usually evolves over time based on lessons learned or when needs change.
Regardless of workflow, I would urge you to make sure the images always exist in more than one (at least two or more) places (different physical disks, media, etc) before you start deleting or formatting your memory cards. And then do computer backups often. You'll thank me someday!