I noticed a site member advocate the adage that "said" is the workhorse of dialogue tags. Furthermore, they claimed it should only be set aside on rare occasions. The thing is, I don't experience that to be true. Not only will I quickly tire from reading "he said/she said" when they're applied liberally, but I feel they are all too often a missed opportunity to breath life into the character's speech. If I have the opportunity to communicate tone or emotion with my dialogue tag, then I feel I should take it. For example: he barked, she snarled, he offfered, she protested, etc. All of those modifiers add something important imo. So, what am I missing?