Skilled Bug Investigation Illustrated - Issue priority

In a presentation titled Skilled Testers and Their Enemies, James Bach identifies the steps involved in skilled bug investigation:

The following post is part of a 13-part series illustrating those points using A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Is it important to investigate this problem right now?

While not the answer we might look for, this topic does come up. Holmes does make a conscious decision of determining if the problem is important to him:

"I was amazed at the calm way in which he rippled on. 'Surely there is not a moment to be lost,' I cried, 'shall I go and order you a cab?'

'I'm not sure about whether I shall go. I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather — that is, when the fit is on me, for I can be spry enough at times.'

'Why, it is just such a chance as you have been longing for.'

'My dear fellow, what does it matter to me? Supposing I unravel the whole matter, you may be sure that Gregson, Lestrade, and Co. will pocket all the credit. That comes of being an unofficial personage.'"