I like folders due to their cross compatibility, future proofing, interoperability, flexibility, focus, clarity, automation management &etc.
Obsidian’s graph view helps judge maturity of article ideas, source usefulness, & which parts of my workflow are surprisingly valuable.
Notetaking guides are, like gardening guides, are often very regimented. But sometimes you need to dive in & figure out what works for you.
It’s worth summarizing an entire work not just “in your own words” but with an emphasis on reframing it and focusing on what matters to you.