It's a well-written and interesting article on a topic that apparently (based on the survey's responses) is of crucial importance to composers. I include a link above, and encourage you to read it.
Here are some questions you may wish to ponder (I will share my own answers to these questions in later posts; links to my answers embedded in the questions):
- On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how important is form in musical composition, and why?
- Most compositions from the 18th- and 19th-centuries use a small number of existing forms (binary, ternary, rondo, sonata, variations). Does this mean that originality, when it comes to form, is not important?
- Should post-tonal music avoid forms associated with tonal music? Do you feel obligated to use "new" forms, as opposed to old forms such as sonata and rondo?
- On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how important is form in your compositional process? (Be clear on what you mean by "form.")
- Is it better to work out a form before composing a work, or do you prefer to create the form as you go?
- Are you actively engaged in thinking about the form of your music as you write it?
- How challenging is it to come up with a form with which you are pleased in your compositions? (Related question: How satisfied are you with form in your compositions?)