My Chess Hero Dan Heisman says in a tweet:
"Playing openings that delay tactics not only does not avoid tactics, it delays your learning curve on chess' most important aspect"
I am not anywhere near a position from where I can question Dan's judgement but you cannot be a good student if you don't ask questions.
There must be some hidden assumptions behind the statement above which I fail to realize. I do not think that the amount of tactics lost due to the delay or that the time wasted (i.e. the delay) is significant.
Most sadistic mate in history.
1 hour ago