Right on fellas. Clean is good...but it sounds like to much with the wrong cleaner can be detrimental to certain parts, mainly the barrel
And I completely admit when I first cleaned my first pistol that I cleaned it to death and didnt have a CLUE as to what needed to be cleaned and how to do it properly. Now I clean my semis mostly with dry towels, wire brushes and q-tips and minimal oil....mainly on the contact points/rails and on top of the barrel where it meets the slide.
I used to literally DRENCH my slide in oil like an idiot....amazed my first Glock23 still fired despite the firing pin channel being completely gunked up. I'll be honest, YouTube videos and various websites/forums have come in very handy over the years.