I don’t think that’s a fair thing to say. Every where is different, every season is different in its own way. That’s not to discount your experience - we should all fish in the ways that work for us and are tailored to our style. If that means smaller profile offerings, so be it.
To answer your question, I’m usually going to throw something larger. But as @LowEnd said, sometimes they don’t want the big profile. Maybe you’ve missed a bite you could have capitalized on if you were throwing something else. Maybe not. But how will you know without trying it?
One of my favorite plugs is what 99% of people would consider a top water plug. And I fish it only at night, and I certainly don’t work it as a top water plug. I’ve had guys laugh at my choice, which is fine. I’ve caught more large on it over the years than I’m ever going to tell anyone. The point being, sometimes thinking outside the box and fishing differently than someone else pays off big time. Again, not to discount your experience in any way