Your basically right: With DCVS you have a two step procedure for sharing 
changes with other coders.

I think, however, that this is actually an advantage. Having these two steps 
separate loosens the activity of coding/commiting, with the second phase of 
actually integrating with others. You can of course integrate (push) after 
every commit like you say, but I find it to be a healthy separation of 
activities. I do a lot of local commits while I'm working, and push later 
on. In one day, I maybe have 10 commits, but I only push twice.

Knowing that I don't have to integrate after every commit actually allows me 
to work faster. Being able to tidy up the commits before I push them also 
makes my code history cleaner.

It's a bit hard to understand this before you've worked with Git for a 
while. So the best way to understand it is to just start using it :)

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