Silly question, I know....
Now, now gentlemen. This is why we all have our own boats. So we can determine what is the "right way" for ourselves. I have never found snobs to be very happy people. I am the happy sort that keeps thing shipshape on my own boat, but doesn''t comment on how the next fellow likes to keep his boat. I seriously doubt the Coasties will make me take down my sailing yacht flag. They are much more interested in what''s in my can holder and how safe my passengers are.
If you live for the details, good for you! If you live for the joy of sailing, good for you too!