At some point in your career you need to expand your variety of shots. Even though most low-numbered ropers can capitalize on just catching, there are certain situations where your back's against the wall and you need to reach a little.
For example, if you're way down on the high-teams list and need to make a fast run to get in the money, if you're limited to one shot you're eliminated. If your only shot is at the hip you've forfeited your shot at being in the money. Reaching also comes in handy if you miss your first steer. Unless you draw that pup steer that'll let you run in there close, chances are you aren't going to win anything in the round unless you have some range.
As a roper, you need to be like Tiger Woods. You need to develop every shot in the game, to where you can finish conservatively if that's all you need to do, or you can set a course record or hit a hole-in-one if you have to.
Most guys fall into a trap of just being one-dimensional. There are guys at both ends of the one-dimensional spectrum. There are some who have to run up to the hip every time, and some who can only reach. I feel that at any given time you need to be able to pull the rabbit out of the hat when you need to win.