Well, to each his own, but I don't get attatched to them. On the two places I own, one 85 ac. and one 217 ac., I've seen them come and go. If he's 3.5 or older, I'll generally take him if I can. Some years I can't get a 3.5 or better in front of me. Small places are like that, it's just reality.
I hunt another place by invitation where I've let numerous 3.5 and 4.5 year old bucks walk, but it's 16,000 acres. The life expectancy of a buck deer on that place is much longer than most places in ETexas.