I simply don't understand OC. I understand it's our Constitutional right and I know why you do it. You're flexing your rights in the face of increasing tyranny and over-reaching government authority. I OC on my property, or at the range.
However, I don't carry my gun 24/7 just to make a statement. I carry it to protect myself in the event of an unfortunate life-threatening incident. One can argue that the obvious presence of your OC gun will deter any incidents, just as one can argue that OC'ers will be the first one shot in any incident. I prefer the element of surprise, and I prefer not to cause a commotion amongst the sheep.
OC also instantly raises the stakes in any "incident". Imagine an argument about something inconsequential with a stranger. First, this would never happen with me, I've learned to not sweat about things that don't matter, but you've now put the other person in a position of needing a weapon after they see yours. Instead of just exchanging FU's, or maybe delivering a well-deserved pop in the nose, you've now got the other person getting a gun and coming back to continue. Hypothetical stretch, I know, but the point is OC does nothing for de-escalation against drunks or other irrational foe. Ask a cop. The Billy Badass routine doesn't work on irrational people.
I also prefer to keep the cops, as good or bad as they inherently are, on my side. If your house or car gets burglarized, or a family member gets assaulted, imagine the assistance you are going to get from your local PD. Zip.
Don't get me wrong, I support your right to OC. I just prefer the gray man approach: plain, un-noticed, unassuming, high SA. One untucked shirt eliminates a lot of problems. It's like a poker game. Are you going to show your pocket aces to the entire table and announce you will win the hand? Or can you maintain a straight face when you flop a flush, and then limp in with everyone betting back to you.
My $.02 FWIW (about two cents). Stay safe.