Even though this is ostensibly a correspondence site I am not really interested in playing correspondence style chess. I joined to keep in touch with a former work colleague. I play all my games as if they were over the board and to facilitate this I use the piece set "new dimension raised" which gives the best impression (in my opinion) of the three dimensional set. In this way I convince myself that I am exercising my "OTB Muscles". On games that progress slowly I do allow myself to play back the last half dozen moves to see what, if anything, I was thinking.
Of course I lose games to those who take the "war room" approach described above, to those who capitalise on my carelessness when I am in rapid simul mode, or for a hundred and one other reasons most of which come under the heading "I played cr@p
". In general I am happy, certainly not alone, and I do not feel any imperative to play any other way.
There is no right or wrong answer here.
PS: I meant to say Kudos to User 368190
who designed the New dimension raised set.