Well, I cut my first steek over the weekend, and I have the pictures to prove it!
I decided to cut the neck steek first since it was the smallest. I managed not to freak out too much. There was a moment's anxiety as the scissors first took to the stitches, but that moment quickly faded as I got engrossed cutting up the center. I did the long front steek as well, and now I'm picking up the stitches on either side of the band. I have to admit, there is something really satisfying about cutting up a knitted vest with scissors, especially when you know it isn't going to unravel.
A prize goes to the first person who correctly identifies the inspiration for the title of this post!