If you shave part of your face daily, and the rest once a week, that's the 'tailored stubble' I'm talking about. Shaving the whole thing doesn't really take any longer, and has the advantage of not looking like you've been on Queer Eye.
I hear what you're saying but i still think you're full of shit. Besides, i shave my neck maybe twice a week versus the rest of my face once a week or so. It's a minimal effort to stay looking presentable.