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Well…if I were an expert or even power user of iptables and the network filtering used in the latest linux kernels I would give you better answers. I think that when you are using NAT it makes a difference.
From the article I pointed to and my own experimentation, INPUT to ppp0 includes all traffic coming from the internet. This is why default rule of input drop is needed to get a stealth passed result on the shields up test. This interface is also NAT enabled.
An example of forwarding I know of is where you want to block clients on the lan from communicating to other DNS servers on udp port 53, so you add a rule to drop those matching packets on the forward chain.
Sorry I cannot give you more definitive answers / references.