Everytime I see someone picking off their plants' sun leaves- it absolutely kills me. And if you try and talk to them about it, you get the supreme-grower-ego I-know-everything speech. So I just have to put this out there. The fact is, the less stressed the plants, the better the bud and plucking off and bunch of healthy leaves that the is plant using for its' essential processes does nothing but stress it out, compromize its immune system and give it wounds for bugs and diseases to get into. Please help stop this perpetuation of this myth of "light getting to buds" or whatever reasoning. It comes from an incomplete understanding of plants. If you want to grow better pot. Adopt additional methods, add herbal teas, compost teas, companion planting, etc. - Don't strip your plant of leaves. It doesn't make sense.