lotts verticies

I get kinda “scared” to use a lot of verticies because i get confused and it is harder to see what your selecting.
got any ideas :S what methods do you use when u have lots of details?

Here are a few methods:

  1. Try modelling a lower polygon model and then use SubSurf (F9, in the Mesh Panel) to create a high poly mesh.
  2. Hide a part of the vertices you don’t need to work on (H-key).
  3. Use z-buffer mode to prevent selecting vertices in the background.