But I don't want to start down a road, put in the reps, only to find out I should have gone down a different road..
It doesn't matter, whichever you'll actually practice will work.
Another thumbs up for Igoe and JoJo. I'm not familiar with Bill, but for twenty scoots a month to practice rudiments to play hundred dollar weddings, I probably won't ever be.
There is no grand super-scheme to any of this, just learn your rudiments and dynamics so you can speak with your instrument and keep good time, and you're good to go. Practice enough to keep them fresh.