I feel like we have this filter debate about once a month and it goes around in circles with no conclusion. Ever.
I've seen people with filters on a kit lens with a lens cap on top of that!!
I've seen bare lenses, no hood (or hood reversed!) no filter, when they prob shoulda used somethin!
Why do we care what other people do with their stuff? Let's never see this thread again (until next month!)
Btw - I use hoods for bumps and general protection but filters only when there's sand or water involved. Reason? I paid for L lenses and don't want another piece of glass in front of it. If it breaks it breaks. I'll (cry and) buy another one!
I did this a little differently. I used some photo examples of why its not overall a big deal if you use filters or not.
I have to wonder, if you are so tired of these threads, why do you open them and read/respond to them? Hmmm....