I always decant unless I am doing something experimental, like getting a fermentation un-stuck. Starter beer is totally oxidized and tastes like thin, tart cardboard. Nothing I want in my beer, no matter what the style.
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Primary: Brett Saison, Brett Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, Pils, Dunkel, Oud Bruin
Secondary: Flanders Red I, Cab Merlot
Kegged: Porter, Scottish 80, Pils, Orange Blossom Mead