One seldom goes wrong following the manufacturers recommendations. Do I do it? No.
Hoppes #9 is older than I am, so I use it a lot. I also use a bottle of 3-1 Gun Conditioner in small amounts, and I LOVE the Bore Snakes for my revolvers/long guns so I can easily clean from the breach!
(Dad always warned me not to ding the crown with my cleaning rods) Lots of differing opinions, some guys say you can "overclean" your guns and will let them set between sessions, only cleaning after two or 3 outings. With today's non corrosive powders, and shooting anything but lead bullets we don't have to clean as much as we used to 40 years ago.
Ok, I am not a neat freak, but I take care of my firearms. For that reason, I spend money for quality supplies as needed. I am sure others have their own idees!