You are both right
You are both right about misunderstanding schedules. I keep getting different information from everywhere I go for advice. When I got my kiln at Jen-Ken, mike went through the most used schedules for the fiber kiln but of course there are several variables that cause the standard schedules not to be appropriate.
His suggestions use a quick ramp–as much as 1000/hr– and minimal annealing segments for fusing. I have found his schedules to be fine for fusing but his slumping schedule seems to be much more dependant upon the variables of mold, glass type, size and thickness. I will keep experimenting.