I've been thinking a lot about this lately. When I sit down to a project, after listening to it a few times to get a feel for where it wants to go, typically I work in a rather backwards fashion - I'll strap my final limiter down before I start doing anything else, simply because I know that limiter will completely change the entire sound of anything else I do. Then I'll work backwards from there, altering the EQ, adding multicomp, etc. Anyone else out there work like this? If not, how do you approach?