I keep track of exposure and development so my negatives should fit paper.
But I always expect to have to dodge and burn. It does not bother me. I make one or two drawings showing where and how much.
What shocks me is when a print doesn't need seem to need it.
I question my sensitivity at the moment.
cliveh, I've been enjoying your strong, geometric style. I am not surprised you can print with a minimum of pictorial adjustments.