Not going to argue with you, NS. You said NEVER EVER and I was just pointing out that not every shares your views. It has been a big debate for years ..
Sometimes it's best to say, "I wouldn't recommend ...." or "Be careful if you ...... because ...." then list the reasons you wouldn't recommend it.
Credibility can be lost in absolutes. There are very few absolutes .. and, frankly, I don't think whether a person chooses to shave their double coated dog is one of them.
And, yes, I'm aware of the pros and cons; as a breeder, competitor, groomer, and vet tech .. I've seen each.
*back to our regularly scheduled program*