For knobs on pedals and amps, do you worry with keeping them covered? Does it get into the pots or am I worrying for nothing?
I do the same.It is for volume, wah and expression where the pot can be exposed. Otherwise I've never noticed an issue. I throw a blanket over my board when not in use.
I'm far from anal about my gear too. I've had issues with my volume and wah pedals getting dust in the pots so this helps mitigate a bit. I also use a fancy tapestry (like the hippies) to cover it so it looks kind of nice.I do the same.
Dust can get into all kinds of places, doesn't hurt to cover up your gear when not in use (and I'm far from being anal about my gear).