For normal spirited riding I don't think about counter-steering but when I am out riding and happen to be riding in a more spirited fashion than normal
... I consciously think about counter-steering and being smooth. I find it helps to be consciously doing it when I come upon areas where traction may be briefly compromised.
I ended 2012 with what turned out to be a great ride! It was cold. It was wet... But I had three "pace cars" to lead the way so it turned out to be one of the top 5 rides I can recall. Even with my Pilot II's there were several times (fractions of a second) where momentary loss of traction came into play. Being conscious of my counter-steer when it happened seemed to help.
Perhaps a racer, retired racer or someone that tests the limits more often could chime in on this.