We seem to have polarised opinions on this. I started doing butt joints, now everything is Mitred. I don't often have visitors to my workshop but I often take pics of work to show people, you can see everything is now mitred and thought through. It is a reflection of the care I try to take with my customers jobs.
This is just me and my way of doing things YMMV. I suppose what I am trying to say is that we are all individuals and we all have our own way of doing things, but as Tom has said, you are going to have to look at that stand for a long time.