I was browsing through the wealth of music and method at my community college library, and I found a book on violin technique written by some guy from Russia. Lots of hair splitting over fingerings and compositions, and how these two things work together to evolve one's concept of virtuoisity. To the meat in the middle: some discussion was made of intonation as a means of personal expression and style rather than an effort to conform to a fixed standard. I thought that was interesting idea, as I have to admit that being absolutely in tune all the time can get a little bland. Any thoughts?