So with those basic questions resolved, perhaps it would be useful to delve a little deeper into the subject. Here are a couple more questions for you think about and discuss.
1) What are the pros and cons of being countered while steering?
2) What are the pros and cons of staying square while steering?
3) When is "skiing into counter" a good option, and when is it not?
4) Is rotating, or skiing rotated, while steering ever a useful practice?
Work through those and this thread could prove to be a very valuable learning tool.