While watering my orchids yesterday I decided to reposition my paph noid in its pot. The tall new growth looked unstable and I wanted to position the paph a little deeper in the media. The repotting process showed me that the roots are doing well, with no rot or root loss since Fall.
Also, even when the media looked overly dry on the surface, the media at the bottom of the pot was still damp (without being soggy). I took this as a good sign, overall, as well as an indicator that I could afford to scale back on the watering without dehydrating my plant.