do shower face plates need caulk?
does there need to be caulk between a shower control face plate and the tile wall behind it? (i won't caulk the bottom to leave drainage as a possibility, especially if there is a weep hole)
there is a point where i can stick a credit card behind the face plate.. this point is the top left quarter of the faceplate
some say  there's already a gasket behind the face plate that should handle the water and  not having caulk makes it easier to service the item
others say  why rely on the gasket alone?  caulk never really gets in your way when you service the item -- you just scrape/peel it away
what do you think? is The Right Answer clear or is this up for debate?
(and do you get follow-ups emailed to you? i don't think that feature is working for me. i'm going to check the box anyway)