I'm with the other guys, just do whatever feels better for you, not because somebody calls you a douche!!
But personally I spend most of my time in a small park where once you get to the bottom, you are right at the rope tow so no real need for poles so I don't use them in the park. I also think it just feels more "flowy" without poles as long as you aren't in the flats.
If I'm, in pow or really just anywhere outside of the park I use poles because I feel awkward trying to carve without pole plants. Also, because getting stuck in the flats blows.
That's my reasoning but please just do whatever the fuck you want.