I am old-fashioned because I started writing before computers were the norm, so my very first draft is always handwritten. But I’m also a fast typist, so I’m quick at throwing that first draft (I call it draft zero) in the PC now. And then it can go out to betas and crit partners.
What I look for is inconsistencies in plot or scenes that went too fast or too slow. I don’t really need to brainstorm the story before putting it to paper (or file).
So there you have it, the opinion of a very prolific writer (who is going to post on the “critiquing style and experience” post as soon as she reads – offline – all the other posts!)