You have a good memory, and I've preached it under several names since 05.
This is true. Do you understand how and why that process takes place?
Not only that more leaf = less underdeveloped flowers, and your adding time to the overall flowering period by about 7%.
When your plant is in repair mode [high auxin present] it's not in full tilt flower production.
I always preach that if you are going to do any leaf removing, or trimming of any branches to have it done inside of 14 days in to flowering. Certainly anyone can get results from doing things differently.
The results speak for themselves.