Certainly not better, just differentYou're a better man than me bubba. .
The only problems I have are with long drawn out notes (generally string parts). In those sequences I just sneak in a subtle tambourine "click" that will cut through. If the segment is playing at least some quarter notes, it's no different for me than following a click.
Playing a gig with an actual click would annoy the hell out of me. I love to hear a good mix and actually hear and enjoy the whole song.
Now, if I did it for a living, I'd treat it as a job and do what was required, but for a whopping $100 a night, I expect to enjoy myself!