For the longest time, I never cared for straws but ever since one of my teeth had to be pulled I changed my mind. I rarely drink without it, no matter what kind of drink it is. Even though soda is obvious, most drinks including tea and juice can be acidic and thus can cause problems down the road. Now I use a straw to keep most liquids away from my teeth. Though I can imagine only a few people use or don't use straws with that much thought.
So what's your preference when you have something to drink? Straws or no straw?