With all due respect to da boss, who is mighty and wise - surely, it's your book and you can do what you want...?
If you wanted to do the same quest over and over again to rack up the gold pieces, you could, but what would be the point? It's a solo game, nobody knows!
Having said that, I'm not very far into the game, but discovered that I'd let my speed too far behind my other stats, so I could never hit anything. As a result, I popped back to a couple of quests to alter my choice of items.
I'm not sure what the alternatives were - keep playing until the dice eventually favoured me? Give up and start again? Within ten minutes I was back playing again, and enjoying the story.
I imagine there are many ways of playing through this book. Some of us will be scrupulously honest and others will read through without ever touching their character sheet. Most of us, I suspect, will fall somewhere in the middle. I for one am interested in the narrative flow, and have limited time to read, so every now and then I miss out a fight, because for me, that's just rolling dice. I'm still loving the book.