Ordinarily, I try to make sure that I can receive credits for the sale of an oppositional side that exceed the debits paid, but I was in such a frenzy to take advantage of this potentially fleeting occasion of weakness (who knows) that I need to look over my options chains and see that the credits received for the sale of oppositional put sides were sufficient or not ... . (Hey, there's all weekend to putz with that ... .)
In addition to moving some call side out of harm's way, my goal was also to reduce the number of SPY setups I have on and transition over to SPX and RUT, which settle to cash, which obviates the necessity of rolling merely because of the presence of a heightened assignment risk (e.g., around ex-dividend dates). These two instruments take some getting used to, but I think the lack of assignment risk trumps, well, pretty much everything else ... .