@khmccarthy I really appreciate the kind words brother and thank you for the support!
As far as your question: Well, if it isn't broke, i wouldn't fix it. If you were uncomfortable with breaking your knees first, I'd stay away from it. If you are used to a forward lean and it is working for you, then I would stick with it.
I really believe that (for me at least) the squat is a core exercise more than a leg exercise. If I miss a rep it is always because my bracing broke and I lose the bar froward. That is why i have tried to figure out ways to stay as upright as possible (hence the breaking at the knees cue). So for me, it was a game changer, but some people do much better using the technique you are. So much depends on leverages and weak points that different things will work for different people. I am glad some of the other cues worked for you, but if that one doesn't, just discard it and keep getting after it. If you find yourself stalled later once the weights we heavier, then maybe look back into it. Thanks for the question and for checking out the video brother!