No one will argue that we all have different opinions on what he does best when how etc. I think we all also know the pros and cons of each feed. Heck, I have a rooster and some people will tell you that I'm killing him by letting him have layer feed. For the reasons that you mentioned already. However, I'm not getting a special food just because I have a rooster. Also, I don't keep my roosters that long. I replace them every few years. Actually, I've always replace them yearly. You can have the same argument about getting a dog chocolate. So, no offense taken by any of us, I'm sure!
Oh, for the people that feed layer feed to chicks, they ought to be shot! In that case, you're supposed to feed starter with oyster shells on the side.
Anyway, I really have to get to bed! Good night, crazy chicken people!