Depends a lot on how rare the tag is and how close to home it is, I'd rather burn vacation time hunting for an OTC tag or easy draw, 15 point elk tag or a once-in-a-lifetime species and I'd almost prefer to spend more time scouting than hunting, know as much about individual animals as possible on opening day.
I find there to be advantages to each, and I do both. In-person scouting is useful for finding how recently animals have been using an area, and which animals. Game trails are clearly visible on Google Earth Pro, but I need to be in person to look at scat, tracks, beds, rubs, etc.
For me E-scouting is great to narrow down spots and have a few starting points, but for me personally I need boots on the ground. I have ADD so bad I mark way too many spots, many aren’t bad spots, but I waste a lot of time thinking I need to check all of them.
I went to Idaho a few years ago on an Idaho B tag? (I think it was a b tag, could shoot a bull in October with a rifle)
I had a lot of areas e-scouted. It took me basically the entire hunt to work through all my waypoints. If I was there during archery season I’m confident I would’ve been in elk hard, but they were in different areas during my hunt.