How do you discern what you'll self-publish and what you'll go the traditional route for?
I carve open rock-pigeons and study their intestines.
That usually yields me no answers at all, so then I have to do something else called "thinking," which hurts my head but I do it anyway because I like the pain.
More seriously, most of my long-form fiction goes traditional -- for me, being an author-publisher is when I have risky material in some way, material that takes advantage of the freedom that arena offers. Risky in format, content, whatever.