Yes, I read that, and I said it's a complete myth. I have no problem reading or understanding english. I'm saying there's absolutely nothing to back up the claim that setting system restore to "max" will have any negative effects on system performance.
Now, if you have any hard evidence to the contrary, that would be a different story. I would be quite interested in seeing that, and if it seems to contradict what I said, then I'll admit to being wrong. However, I'm not interested in anecdotal evidence, or hearsay. I want actual results compiled from actual tests, and more than that, I want a complete breakdown of the methodology used for gathering those results. After all, if I don't know how they arrived at a particular set of results, for all I know they just wrote down random numbers as they pleased. Find me at least two independent sources like that, which both say something different from me, and I'll be happy to admit I was wrong. Otherwise, I say all you have is highly circumstantial evidence, and you can't properly say that the effects you may or may not have directly observed aren't being incorrectly attributed to the system restore function.
So, until I see at least two independent studies, complete with methodology breakdowns, that clearly show otherwise, I am stating that system restore has no negative impact on performance, except for the two indirect, special case, scenarios I presented previously.
I will be anxiously awaiting your presentation of such evidence. Of course should you fail to do so, for whatever reason, one can only assume it's because you made your claim in error. I won't be holding it against you personally. While I was still learning about computers, I'm sad to say there were plenty of subject where I was completely full of it. At the time I thought I was right, but I wasn't. I think every "expert" has been there at some point or another.