Run-flat tires instead of a spare? No thanks!

After reading Jason Torchinsky's Jalopnik post about modern cars replacing spares with run-flat tires I began thinking. Who benefits from this? Do the majority of car consumers prefer run-flats over spares? Or do car companies prefer run-flats so that the space where tools and a spare would traditionally be can be used for other things?

I found this list on Edmunds weighing the pros and cons:

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After reading this list, I never want to have run-flat tires. Does this mean I'm just old-fashioned, or are run-flat tires really a bad idea? Please weigh in.

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