your point on the clove hitch is well made. If it were up to me alone, I would mostly agree. However: the clove hitch around a life line that's a much smaller diameter slips alot. So, I have been doing 2 1/2 hitches. The problem arises from some of the other people involved: too many variations occur and it makes a mess to untie.
Believe it or not (knot), it took us the whole season to decide that all lines would be flaked instead of coiled from now on. And that a single loop would be backed through the top of the flake to keep it from uncoiling.
This type of discussion would be one of the small disadvantages to co-owning a boat. However, for our purposes, the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks.
If I die, my biggest fear is that my wife sells all my toys for the price I told her I bought them for...