i hope you are not implying i am a "ghost account". i came here to learn as much as i can. next time i clone i am going to cut half of them, and leave the others and see which roots faster. i have always agreed that you should leave as many leaves on the plant as possible, however, the person who told me to use this cutting method has grown for a decade, and has some very impressive walking sticks made from stems (the root ball at the top of the walking stick is about the size of my fist). so i think he knows what he's doing. of course there are always going to be people who prefer different methods, i was just offering another option.
after being on here for a few years, youd be amazed how man people prefer to make like 3 accounts, dont take it personally. im 99% sure the one with more leaves(basically energy sources) will root faster and have a higher chance of survival. and your right on that different methods thing but there are a good set of truths to growing, im not gonna claim my method is "the best", but ive been cloning for a while and the branches with less leaves are the ones that usually take 2-3 more days to root, or some will even die if they dont have enough leaves, but clones will die here and there, even the best growers will tell you that.
im on riu mostly during the outdoor season, so PM to get in contact, posts could take longer for a response but ill check in when i can.