Re: We should use neither
The clumsy "shield" system is for people that can't solder a stripboard...
Now, now, no point it trying to make it personal. I enjoy soldering, breadboarding and shielding equally. They all have their place.
Arduino was designed for experimenting. You know, popping things on, popping things off, switching things around, making mistakes; generally: learning.
Not all of us have become self-proclaimed mages yet, please be patient.