I have been carrying on a regular basis for over 16 years and the last nearly 4 1/2 of those years, it has been almost entirely OC for me. I still do CC on occasion when I deem such to be in my better interests, but I believe I have very good reasons to OC and since I live in a state where OC'ing is the standard, or default, mode of carry, it works out quite well for me.
I don't carry in either mode for the purpose of making a political statement, to jerk anyone's chain, or to attempt to get a rise out of the police or public. My primary reason for OC'ing is due to the fact that I have osteoarthritis in both knees and while still quite mobile, I can no longer fight or run as I was once capable of doing. My OC'd little friend tells those who may be of a mind to do me harm that perhaps it is in their interests to find someone else to bother.
In the nearly 4 1/2 years I have been OC'ing on a regular basis, I have only had one negative encounter and that was from a customer in a local McDonald's who claimed he was a retired LEO. Judging from his accent, he was not native to Virginia.
It's really a no-brainer down here. The chance of having any problems while OC'ing is pretty close to zero.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
Si vis pacem, para bellum.