In a different context, sometimes we have to care what other persons think. For example: Applying for a job, and how you look and how fit/healthy one is can be applicable to the position. And, can make or break whether one is hired or not, whether qualified in background or education. So there are exceptions.
On a more personal level, I like the very lean look. And, I know how some may feel about abs in general. Though my training doesn't focus on abs (I am more of an endurance/body building type of individual), I do want them to be clearly seen. And, don't care about opinions/comments to the contrary.
After losing 40+ unwanted lbs: