Ultimately, two things matter: the taste and texture of your breads, and the pleasure and satisfaction you get from making something with your own hands and sharing it with others. Glossy photos in cookbooks and Food Network shows with high production values may have improved the quality of our entertainment (and that's debatable!) but they can have the effect of lowering our confidence, in the same way that beauty magazines can make you feel ugly. My tomato galette smelled enticing, and the flavors were subtle and exquisite. No-one who had a slice had seen the Midwest Living photo, so they all remarked on how beautiful it looked, how flaky and tender the crust was, and how perfect the flavors went together. And sixteen minutes after it came out of the oven, there was nothing left but crumbs.
So, who cares how it was "supposed" to look?