I just play and haven't got a clue as to what my technique is or isn't. But I assure you that my fingertips come in contact with the frets. How many members on here complain about how "narrow and tall" frets feel like they're running their fingers over a washboard? I'm pretty sure I've read that analogy more than once. Fingertips, no matter how calloused, are not rigid and will smoosh on the strings, causing contact with frets when sliding up or down the fretboard. If you don't feel the frets at all then I would say YOU are the one with the "wacko technique"... imo.