If you like the drive, you might be spp, if you like the destination you may opt to rake.
Sometimes, I like to sit down and work each pin at a time and other times, I just want it opened quickly with a rake.
Of course, some locks are quicker spp then raking. UNRAKABLE?
One might think that spp is 'sexier' and raking is amateur. I think that the important skill to develop is tension. Yes, tension is so under emphasized... you must know that.
I always try the rake first. The honor in raking is best shown when performing static picks for emergency situations, better it opens the lock asap.
I would feel the fool if I spent 5 min doing a job that would have taken 5 secs.