That's a good insight Emily...
I feel like weightlifting coaches vary on the specifics so much from one coach to the other ... thats why when I speak to experienced lifters I hear 10 sides of the same coin.
My biggest weakness on full cleans right now is that I have ONLY done Power Cleans (a la starting strength) and ONLY back squats (again, a la starting strength...)
With your comments in mind, for Full Cleans I need better front squats and I need to work on my drop. I think thats why, for now, I should probably avoid a slight hip flexion. Later on, when I get a more developed full clean, I can probably do tall cleans with just a bit of flexion...or even just mix it up.
I do appreciate the insight though, it really helped me a whole bunch. Thanks Emily!