I've had way more luck avoiding the solo button and only cutting things that you can really hear causing problems. same goes for all kinds of things but its quite amazing how much can be left alone in the context of a mix. having lots of cuts that aren't necessary can really make a mix weird. what's kind of weird is since really focusing on not soloing tracks, I find myself doing huge top end boosts to things like OH and hi hats which I never used to do, but in fact is definitely needed. listening to things with a lot of hi frequency information can trick the brain into thinking its unbalanced/bright/thin/harsh/annoying when its just because its not in context. That's not to say some frequencies need cutting, but for me at least, its been a far better way to work.