Don't be a 'Hammer', be water my friend. If a hammer is the only tool you have, then you will identify all problems as nails. Water, path of least resistence.
Before you DRY, you should be WET. Don Repeat Yourself = Write Everyting Trice Do not optimize early. Let patterns emerge.
If SOAP made you feel dirty, now you can be RESTful. If you don't know SOAP you are a happier human being.
It's just a form and an afternoon. Tj