I guess I am the single voice against strips.
I would never consider printing without glass carrier , dead nut in the center of the bulb, lens blades axis.
I have even found problems with one glass on top only.
There are glass holders that can accomodate strips, and if you have big sheet's of glass then you do not need to cut.
I do not even see how one would print large prints without glass, without neg popping .
just me I guess.