I enjoy theorizing--especially when it comes to things like D/s or the meaning of life. I think that it's a great way to explore ideas and concepts, as well as to expand the way we think and perceive things.
Theories can give us something to build on and bring a deeper insight to what we are discovering.
But theory has its limitations.
When I was a kid I remember this biologist coming to see my dad's gardens. The man could tell you the molecular composition of spinach, the technicalities of the growth process, and exactly what nutrients the plant provided.
He could not however, identify spinach growing and was completely in awe of the gardens because he had never seen anything growing in the dirt.
He knew it all in theory. But he knew nothing about the reality of food. He was probably a rather brilliant person, but I recall thinking he wasn't too bright because he couldn't identify food before it was on his plate.
While it is a bit of a stretch, I think that it is much the same with D/s--theory is awesome. It helps us expand our understanding and come at it from a deeper level because it encourages us to dig deeper.
But theory doesn't always translate into real life. What grows in our minds cannot always survive in the fields.
So it's important to realize that there's no substitute for living and being.
We take our theories, discard some, and try to cultivate others. Sometimes they survive and are proven correct. Other times we find that they lack a realism that can be applied on a day-to-day basis.
Because sometimes, when we are too overloaded with theories, they interfere with our reality.