I don't like the feel of fighting a fish on it. I feel like I get more pull offs. I fish really, really clear water 80% of the time.
Fair enough. I've fished it in everything from 0 visibility to 15'+ visibility fishing saltwater around tampa bay or offshore. I always use a leader regardless of the visibility though.
I don't have an issue with my leaders breaking off. I can't recall a single time I have lost a fish due to my leader connection breaking to be honest.
I don't care what you do as it doesn't affect me, and recognize your personal experience will trump some anecdotal evidence from a stranger on a message board, I was just curious.