I'm late to this thread, but I don't secondary anymore and haven't in years. I did an experiment with our homebrew club a while back. Brewed 10G of summer ale and split the batch into 2 carboys. I let one sit for 3 months - on the trub and yeast and the other I racked over into a secondary after 3 weeks and let it sit the same amount as the first batch. I bottled both on the same day (boy did that suck).
The result? No one - not one single person in our club could pick out which batch sat for 3 months in primary and which one was put into a secondary. They couldn't even tell the difference by judging clarity as they were both spot on. I'll repeat that - there was NO visible difference in clarity between both batches. Some dropped secondary's from that point forward and haven't looked back, remain very pleased with the results of their beers, and continue to thank me for my experiment. Others are convinced my test was an anomaly and continue to secondary
Hey - that's the wonderful thing about this craft - you make it yours and you own it. The beer you brew, ferment, condition, and care for is truly YOURS. Do what YOU think makes you the best beer and follow the process YOU enjoy the most! Cheers!