I’m much closer to case 1. Quite hands on and flying what I think are vital missions, especially in regards to greasing the wheels for the ground war/advance.
In the early hours I tend to focus on what I call HARMCAP missions. This means loading the jet with a couple of HARMs and air-to-air missiles and going on a hunt for EA and SAM radars.
Once superiority is gained and the enemy ADA has lost it’s eyes I tend to switch to interdiction, clearing the axes of advance.
Once this is done then I tend to switch over to strategic targets since I love bombing nuclear plants and the like.
I tend to control everything, from ordnance and steerpoints for AI missions to which ground units are sent to capture the objectives and everything in between.
Not sure I answered the question?