I adjust for crush, not gap.
And this is the way it should always be, but I will add;
knowing the gap setting once you find the correct crush for your system helps to take out the guess work shold you ever have to send your mill in for repair (like I did) or if it gets dropped, or anything happens that might change the setting.
But in the long run it is the crush, not the gap, that matters.
Did that make sense?
Right. Much like an IBU calculator or a pitching rate calculator, the mill gap doesn't mean anything in and of itself. What it does is provide a baseline for future adjustments, and allows for repeatability once you dial in your settings. Just because 0.035" works for me on my mill and system, that doesn't mean someone else would have the same results with a different mill on their system.