You're absolutely right! But for now let us first try this to see if we get any "differences" in the negatives at all.
The way we print is also an other variable to exclude in this phase: testing film developing. And scanning negatives can help (for now).
But when the first tests seem to show that method A or B will give "better" negatives, it is certainly time to start printing
and to see if we can translate the "better" negatives into "better" prints.
But first things first (in my case anyway) ...