Of course it matters how it is made. Maybe not to the person who is observing the finished piece, but to the one who made it. Is it not more satisfying, when you know that the dovetails were made entirely by hand?
If you are pushed for time, or just can't do it without the jig then ok. But honestly seeing that perfect line, which was hand-cut is exceptionally rewarding, so why would I take away that by using a jig?
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