Glad to see you back at it! Feels great to have those Ah Ha moments don’t it!
One thing I would caution though and its more for sheer aesthetics then anything:
10) Look for paper towels before you start filling up the gas tank, not after you’ve already dripped on it.
If your wanting to keep the scratches to a minimum… this is a no no. Especially if your using the supplied towels from the gas station. I have found it best just to let the lil splatters hit the tank and paint, then at earliest convenience spot detail around the filler hole. Re apply wax. Or like me just use a waterless cleaner like “Original Bike Spirits” that also has a wax/polish in it.
If not possible…… dab, don’t wipe.