I totally agree with that. But in my experience, and maybe is just plain old mid-west hospitality, the LEOs will usually take a couple of laser readings of your car before they come after you, especially if you're just doing 5 or 6 over. So the couple of times that my V1 has warned me of laser, I've been able to tap the brakes and reduce speed to avoid the ticket. Or maybe I've just been lucky.
I hear you KQ. But I don't think they take a "couple" of readings, I think they are taking one continuous reading. 5 or 6 mph over posted SL is definitely not means for pulling you over. So, if that's all you're doing, I don't think it is the laser detector saving you. My rule is no more than 9 over if you want to be 'safe'. 10+ is cause for a traffic stop. Also, the lidar beam can be as small as 18" over a few thousand feet so the officer can get a reading on your front end without your dash-mounted detector ever alerting, or alerting late. Several times, my laser jammers (I have really cheap, near-worthless ones on two cars) have alerted before my Uniden, if the Uniden even alerts at all.
Again, if you don't have laser jammers and only a dash-mount laser detector, you are almost driving unprotected. If you're lucky, you can pick up some scatter from the shots the officer is taking of the car in front of you.
But don't forget about other tools like waze and, most of all, situational awareness. Situational awareness can be more powerful than any active or passive counter measure. But, just like auto theft protection, ticket protection is a layered defense. No one thing can keep you 100% immune from tickets (short of slowing down, lol) but, stack them, and you can help reduce your odds.