That's a pretty good list. I find that it is best to consider most of these concerns before tracking begins. For example, whether a guitar will comprise the main rhythmic & harmonic function in the song vs. if it will be but one of two or more such functioning elements will perhaps dictate whether you track the guitar in stereo or mono. Same goes for other instruments.
If you're building up a song by overdubbing, try to get the rhythm section bass, rhythm guitar, drums) down first and preferably playing all together. Get a good preliminary balance between these elements, it'll make the rest of your job fall into place more easily.
Lastly, don't overthink this! Trust your ears and your gut. Apply knowledge according to what they tell you, not just because you have it. Become intuitive in the process, just like when one becomes truly proficient playing an instrument.
Hope this helps!