I'm not a lover of extreme long fingernails on women. I have somewhat long fingernails, but I always cut them when they get too long. I wouldn't want to make my life more difficult or impractical because having too long nails would make certain tasks hard to carry out.
They aren't gross. But they don't share that I take any pride in how I look, it's just how I rolled out of bed. I think nail varnishes and stuff are more glamorous than the length - it shows you tried.