Originally Posted by ronjonacron
The majority of the forum is fan of longer primaries, most of us leaving for 3-4 weeks. Me personally, i check it at 3 and if its close to where its supposed to be i bottle at 4.
While it's ok for those who prefer to go for a long primary to do so, I would say that it's not "most" who leave the beer in primary for 3-4 weeks. I know there is a vocal group that do, but I'd hazard a guess to say that "most" go no more than about two weeks or so, particularly those who have been brewing a long time.
For me personally, I prefer a beer's flavor that is out of the primary by about day 10-14. A well made beer doesn't need a lengthy time in the fermenter, but some people do prefer the flavor pick up of a long primary. So it's a matter of preference and it's not "right" or "wrong" either way.
Once the beer is finished fermenting, and clear, it's not going to get "doner". It may pick up some more flavor from the yeast cake, or lose some other flavors, but it won't ferment more or clear more once it's clear.