I have never been in a defend myself or die situation, so I can only speak from speculation and consideration. Having been a CHL instructor and hanging around like-minded people, the great majority of the discussions center on what will happen if you need to defend yourself with lethal force and very little of the nuts and bolts of the actual act of defense comes up. Could our seeming obsession with what police officers, lawyers and society will do to us after a successful defense be dangerous? When I need to stop, inhibit and control a lethal threat, am I going to be thinking about being sued by the attacker's family? About being tossed in the back of a police car? About spending the night in jail? About how expensive a defense will be? Will I hesitate and die? I am pretty much of the 'win the fight, survive and all that follows pales in comparison' mind set, but in the back of my mind is all of the, 'geez, they're going to crucify me' thoughts. Do we pay too much attention to it and might it get us killed?