In deepstack tournaments, the odds
are you're going to be sitting at the table with the same people for quite a long time. So it's even more important than in normal MTTs to be sussing out your opponents, figuring out their habits, their calling ranges, their general card style.
And of course, they will be trying to do the same to you, so trying not to be predictable is important from the get-go.
For the first couple of rounds at least, that is probably more important than trying to win a few small pots. Then when the blinds increase and the pots get bigger you'll be in good stead to win more than your share of them.