Cut the 14 ball and run out?.... hmmmm... back sniffing glue again Billy?:lolI like your shot for the reasons that you have explained. Yes your opponent has the advantage here because of the position of the 11ball, your option would give you an excellent chance to move it at some point afterwards. OOPS! Maybe Stroud explained why this shot was effective but you're the player that came up with the move first.
I also like pocketing the 8ball and positioning the cue ball between the three chalks and the pocket. From there your opponent can't come off the spotted balls and drop to the foot rail because he won't be able to see the side of the 15ball to execute the shot. From this position he will be at a disadvantage and will be forced to give you the first move to either improve your position or move the 11ball.
The shot I like best (if available) is to cut the 14ball in and go twice across table for position to possibly run out. The angle looks to be very steep, however, many shots like this one appears to be too steep but actually are playable. Low left english, using a good stroke will often surprise you on what can actually be done.