After reading Noonan and Palmer, I thought about decoction. Then I decided against it.
I learned that one must stir constantly while heating. Failure to stir = scorching.
I realized that I'm just too lazy to do that for 20 minutes at a time and for no apparent appreciable benefit, despite what Noonan and others say.
I don't have the patience for a homebrewer's version of Miyagi's "Wax On, Wax Off. Don't forget to breathe. Very important." (Karate Kid, 1984).
[FYI: controversial topic--with plenty of experienced brewers on both sides of the issue].
Good luck with your first time using the decoction method. Just stir it constantly!