Good thread, I don't record anything that I don't like in some way, then I try to get it finished as quickly as possible, often a few hours or less, then record and forget about it for a while, move onto next project. Then some months later listening back I might not even remember the tracks
But sometimes it doesn't go like this, and I get stuck in the rut of lots of nice beats and loops but nothing finished, so I just leave them alone, then one day I might just record a quick jam with them. It can be fun putting things together that were not created with eachother in mind.
I tend to work best when I set myself goals, concepts or limitations, I never ever worry about "arrangements" and pre-defined 8 bars of this followed by 16 bars of that etc - to me that is both boring to do and makes for boring predictable music, also by the time I have finished micro managing I would be sick to death of the track, so I avoid working like that. Not having a DAW is a big advantage for me, those endless possibilities are too tempting and the whole endless maintenance cycle is a massive turn off for me.
For music use, computers stopped being interesting to me when they started having bloated operating systems, waiting around for booting/loading and troubleshooting kills my buzz. Graphical arrangement and little blocks, eq and filters shown graphically and too much visual information also make me focus on what looks right rather than what sounds right. I don't mind the tracker style interface, but last time I used those in any serious way was on an Amiga.
I once read a definition of techno which went along the lines of "machines tended over" and it has always been my way of working, a few machines, a bunch of patterns, press start and make it up as I go along. Not being a "musician" the performance aspect for me is manipulating sounds and sequences rather than notes, I have no real interest in musical theory, preferring just experimenting with what pleases my ears. Fortunately this approach has served me well, and has kept my interest for 28 years so far. I do go through times where I won't create any music for some months, but I don't mind as I often come back with new inspiration.
"Don't think, feel. It is like a finger pointing a way to the moon, don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory"