How accurate do you make your models? Lately I've been challenging myself to reproduce things very accurately by gathering loads of reference and without using floating geometry etc. (only for personal projects obviously)
It does take a lot longer to finish projects but I enjoy the challenge.
For example counting the number of ridges on a knob.
Another example is having a properly smoothed high poly VS something that looks good from a distance but is flawed when viewed from up close.
Am I just wasting time by being too anal or is it worth doing?