In some ways I am anal retentive - extremely anal retentive. In other things I couldn't care less about details and defects.
The things I am always extremely AR about are my images.
When shooting a wildlife subject, I am constantly confirming focus - just in case the critter turned its head slightly and the eye (what I focus on) might have moved 1/2 of an inch. Gotta make sure the focus isn't a fraction of an inch off - that would ruin the shot, you know!
I am also constantly "chimping", to ensure that I get as perfect an exposure as possible, right down to the third of a stop. Sometimes I even miss great shots because I am so engrossed in achieving the perfect settings.
So, yeah, it's the images that I am completely anal about - they are what matter.
Now, as for other things, I am not anal at all. I couldn't care less if there are scratches on my lenses - even big ones on the front element. Why don't I care about that? Because the scratches don't affect the images, and the images are the only things that matter.
Likewise, I don't care if one of the legs is, literally, falling out of my Gitzo tripod. I just stick it back in the hole, set 'er back up, and continue shooting. If it doesn't cost me shots, then I don't bother to fix it. Why should I, when the only things that matter are the pictures themselves?
"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".