For me its obvious. When trading the ES, its best to extract a point or 2 tops at a time. The conclusion I came to is this: The nature of the ES is very high volume, zero sum, profit taking at every turn, hence the extreme sloppy back and fill nature of the contract. So why fight it? I've done 10X better scalping for a point as opposed to holding for bigger chunks, 4, 5, 6 or higher.. Pick any price on the chart and it seems like during the days trading the ES will touch any given level a few times. Again, why fight it? Just take advantage of its nature.