I think it's one of those things, where you have to judge when to start using it for a particular lift. Like a belt, kind of.
Haven't got around to using straps yet (or a belt for that matter), but whenever I do, there will be no shame in that, obviously. They're a means to an end (i.e., lifting more weight).
41yo, 6'2", ~93kg
best gym lifts: sq 160kg / bp 115kg / dl 190kg /
c&p 80kg / dips +50kg / chins +31.25kg
my training log