All I know is that I have just read two long threads where Denny says nice things about "shaken, not stirred" starters and Mark says nice things about batch sparging.
Denny: "So far, there hasn't been a downside to this technique. The starter was simpler to make and tool less DME, so it was less expensive than my usual starter. Of course, the proof is in the glass. I'll report on the finished beer in a couple weeks or so."
Mark: "The technique that Denny is recommending [batch sparging]is simpler to execute correctly and more lauter tun design agnostic... Depending on the size of the batch, batch sparging can be a much faster process than continuous sparging."
I think I bumped my head and woke up in an alternate universe.