I do park a ways out usually. Sometimes I take an end spot along a curb at one side parking very close to the curb which allows more margin for anyone parked in the next spot.
Nice to know those dings can get fixed anyways.... I have a lifetime of work ahead of me touching up chips that will need many dabs/light sanding to level out at each spot.
It would be a perfect hobby mixed with equal parts good beer, good music and good weather. I think good weed might cause OCD issues so I left that option out in my case.
'04 G35 6MT, DG Coupe, Prem/Nav, purchased @97k mi / 114,600 as of 01.01.15