The issue as I understand it, in the two often referenced discussions, is said to possibly occurr in sub routines using Strings where used memory is normally expected to be freed when the sub routine is exited is not released.
That may be part of the issue, but memory fragmentation is another huge issue.
[/quote]I have yet to see any issues in simple code using Strings actually be corrected by changing to strings.[/quote]
Neither have I. I've also yet to see issues with using delay() to blink an LED but have seen plenty of issues with people using delay() in larger projects. Why not take a little bit of time to learn the alternative that isn't going to cause issues down the road?
Read the discussions and form your opinion.
I have and have, it's just different than yours.