I had to dust a lot when I was younger, because my mom had a dust allergy AND liked to see things sparkle. Our mantles and entertainment centers and bookshelves were always crammed, so having to take everything off, dust it completely, and put it back in its place was so time consuming and seemed ridiculous to me.
Dust happens. We are shedding beings. I can understand a quick wipedown every other week or so, but the rate I had to dust was a little too intense for my liking.