agreed and I'm an eq-slut
OTOH if equalisation or any kind of processing is part of the tone shaping process (from the beginning - mix into the eq from the start) it's less of a mixing thing. but it (writing-mixing) is all a grey area to me. Workflow here is analogue source (anything really measured in volts) into processor into mixer into other processor into mixer into AD, and dictates eq before record. sort of set up a chain of events that you can tap into while mixing. Eq can help focus that during writing, towards a sound that fits in with the rest. Instead of corrective eq.
You really have to know a bit how some action x has result y, so you know what would likely happen during improvising on the tone and notes. Become a bit familiar with it. Like Slipperman said "make the compressor your b!tch" (or something like that LOL) exchange "compressor" for "eq" if you like.
Also that "DSM" plugin is really interesting since it allows you to capture what you hear, and put that dynamic equalisation on the part you're not happy with. Assuming you have a nice thing going, to "sample".
It's interesting to me at least because it allows to look into the whole mixing/toneshaping thing from a different angle.
I'm very curious to try. (waiting for my fukkn Ilok that thomann (sort of guitar centre online) sent to someone else) Instead of just correcting some stuff. Which is also useful in it's own right. (goes without saying)
please excuse the long-winded post, it's been another long day and I'm chilling now.