It's your choice, of course, but as for me, I quit using System Restore years ago when I discovered that it did exactly what it was supposed to do -- restored the OPERATING SYSTEM to its previous state.
After that, I turned it off and have been using image backup utilities ever since. In 10 minutes, I can make a complete image backup -- and restore it in the same timeframe.
Plus, since I don't allow Automatic Updates, I don't have to worry about drivers changing on me without notice. I always know in advance and can make a quick backup before the update.