Yes, that helps. I am going to read your book and try to compare and contrast to see what makes the most sense to me and my husband, taking our children into consideration. I just have not had a strong feeling that any of the explanations of these methods are "IT" for us. We have just been halfway doing things here and there with copywork, narration and dictation. I even went to the extreme of traditional workbooks for part of this year and am just not satisfied with anything at the moment.
Listening to Susan Wise Bauer's lectures on writing has been helpful to me. There are so many things that are similar to the CM method within the Classical method. The 3 stages of learning make sense to me also, but I'm just not so sure that my children will move into those stages at the times they are "supposed to". I can now see the importance of these methods, but I have to decide how I want to do this without loosing my mind ;) Self confidence would be a good beginning, I guess :)