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Only the volatile parts of WD-40 evaporate. While that's a lot of it, it specifically leaves a residue or it wouldn't work to quiet metal on metal hinges once it evaporated. From one of the discussion groups way back, one of the components is rosin, part of why it attracts dust and dirt after it's been used on something. Great for what it's good for, terrible for contact with things that will need further finishing, like everyone is saying.
What place is that? Regardless of how great your place and neighbors are, less nice people target neighborhoods by pretending to solicit for other things, and trying the door handle and looking for close keys if they don't get an answer, hear dogs, etc. Your door should normally be locked even when you're at home even in a nice neighborhood, not doing so is like not wearing a seat belt. The correct habit is just as trivial and easy as an incorrect one, it's always the better move to develop the correct habit and let it become the automatic one from a statistics standpoint..
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