>>498645>>implying anything fucking matters other than the end result.
It does if you're trying to judge the MODELING ability of the person, and not the quality of the model itself. Usually that's the case, wanting to know if you should be impressed that someone made a certain thing for basically scratch, or whether a computer fucking did it all by doing a full scan.
Megascans doesn't do geometry, it's just surface maps for different things. Like the texture of a bunch of leaf surfaces or some clear dirt without other stuff in it. These megascans are then layered to create environments with more life.