How long is 'longer than necessary'? Using Tamiya, I typically wait 1 to 2 days before masking tape is laid down.....
Completely unnecessary in my view. I saw a demonstration by Roy Sutherland at a local model show some years ago. After spraying Tamiya paint, he detacked some Tamiya tape and applied it within a minute of the paint turning flat, which is pretty fast, and proceeded with the next colour over the mask. When that coat turned flat, he remove the mask and there was no issue. The whole process took no more than 5 minutes. I've been applying detacked Tamiya tape over freshly painted surfaces within minutes (no longer than it takes to flush my airbrush and add new paint to the cup) and never had an issue.
The key is to make sure that the surface being sprayed is clean and free of grease and that you apply the paint thin. I always rub the model down with 70% IPA before painting. If you apply a prime coat first, even better.
EDIT: And never use cheap, hardware store tape!