You'd think differently if you went to a supermarket to buy a frozen turkey, and instead booked a flight to a Nordic island instead. Worst of all, they didn't even have any turkey, just putrescent shark meat.
No you don't. Plugging in USB can be done without checking: It's a three-step process.
1. Try plugging it in, and find it doesn't work.
2. Turn it around, and try it the other way. You'll find it doesn't work that way either.
3. Turn it around a second time. It'll now go in. You had it right the first time.
I remember some people having issue with a particular release driver. I didn't notice anything wrong with it myself, but used an interim beta driver, as per nVidia's instructions, until they made another release version. Otherwise, I've personally had no problems with nVidia's drivers. A lot of the driver updates seem to just add optimized code-paths for the latest big games, so there's often no reason to upgrade.