Then I'd say that "what you see" has very little real world relation to the professional welding world. What the goofy, stupid hacks "you see all the time" do really doesn't have much bearing, even in "new welder but I don't like burning my digits off" land.
That's about as stupid as saying "most" professional car painters turn the gun full tilt on their face after spraying the car.
Get a grip. "yup" as you say.