These to me are sacred. Some people go to church on Sunday. I go swimming.
The wetsuit interferes with this.
They are also expensive, sometimes take chunks out of your neck and are a pain to get into and out of.
I own four wonderful wetsuits: my childhood spring suit, a surf wetsuit, a swimming speedo wetsuit (with ribbing that makes it look like the batsuit) and a onesie spring suit number (aka Bond Girl wannabe).
They're fabulous inventions and incredibly useful for board training, water safety, IRB training or training in cold water. They're also great when you aren't acclimatised. I'd rather acclimatise.
Water safety wetties (surf wetsuit)
Going it without a wettie
Wettie in Tassie. Vital.
Onesie spring suit. Perfect for board paddling.