IMO if you're just careful when you're siphoning from your primary into your bottling bucket/keg/whatever it doesn't matter if you just dump everything right into your primary from the brew kettle. Just try not and disturb the layer of trub when racking. Never, ever had clarity problems in 7+ years of brewing doing this, although I do use 1/2 tsp of Irish Moss in every batch which helps and I also cold crash.
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