I only started playing classical guitar some 27 months ago and have been receiving regular lessons with graded examinations.
I figured at my age I have no time to waste so it’s critical that I at least try to get everything right. I know objectivity is one of those things we all think we have so one has to be careful from where we obtain our so called facts. So all I have to draw upon is my learning experience up to this point. I had ‘workers’ hands when I first started playing with absolutely zero nails (well not quite zero but you get the idea
). Currently I now have nails and use hand cream regularly
... All I can really say is I love the nail tone vs the flesh tone and although I do find nails/maintainance a complete pain in the proverbial backside, I do find it even more frustrating and harder to play now when I lose one.
As still a relatively new player, to discover a certain tone from a nail releasing a string is such an amazing thing to me (even if it’s the wrong pitch he he). Though I know Sor would probably disagree with me on everything I have said here.