I dont see the differense in works beetween people who do sculpting and retopologing and those who skips such steps and starts modelling it straight away. I think its just wasting of time. Very often i saw that what they have sculpted was not even used or just partially used so during the modelling stage they completely remade the look of the character which had no similarities with what was sculpted before. Or sometimes they sculpt so easy meshes to do like for example cartoonish bird. Why would someone spend 5 - 6 hours for sculpting and retopologing when you can model such a simple character in 1 hour time.
So what do you think?