However, think about what it's like to accidentally strip a log when you're holding an axe. It happens quite a lot. Now think about accidentally doing the same with pistons.
Even if it's 1% chance of accidently doing it when I don't want to, it's too big of a risk
Since the chance of accidentally turning regular pistons to sticky has been brought up twice, I guess I ought to properly and thoroughly engage with this concern.
For that to happen, one would have to (notice how each step decreases the probability of that happening):
- Have a slimeball in ones inventory's
- Unknowingly select it in ones hand and
- right-click while holding it
- in the direction and close range to
- the wooden face
- of a regular piston.
Now once we take into account that:
- Most redstoners tend to place unnecessary items in chests before working on their contraptions.
- Among different flavours of the same item (different colours, different wood types, etc), there are upwards of 900 items available in survival (even more if one accounts for all the different possibilities of enchantments, but let's not delve into that)
- about 100 of which (Including items like furnaces and slimeblocks), are directly redstone related, hence far more likely to be in ones hotbar and hand when crafting a redstone contraption.
It seems just ludicrous to me that the probability of 1 to 3 happening accidentally would be greater than 0.1%. Much less 4 to 7.
And that's not even taking into account the chance of not noticing altering a piston right in front of ones face, which would be the case in which such alteration could be worse than a minor inconvenience.