is there a reason why we would want to use a linear speed ramp in a motor application if the application doesn't demand it?
Acceleration may make the movement smoother and it may be essential if you need to move at higher speeds without risking missed steps.
How high of a speed are we talking about? I know its relative but the motor which I am using doesn't come with a maximum rated speed listed. Datasheet is attached
From what you told us in your Original Post your motor has enough torque to be able to jump straight to your chosen speed with the load that your project imposes.
Larger stepper motors have enough inertia in the rotor (even excluding the load), that ramping is_essential_ to working at any but very low speeds.Tiny stepper motors its not so important - moment of intertia ....
It does that fine. So I guess I wouldn't need to do the accel/decel mode.
If you can write a version of your program to make the motor go faster without damaging your project you probably find out fairly quickly where acceleration becomes important.
Is it actually harmful for the motors?