I love poking the bear.
Suppose your name is "Colin" and you are 23 and your first and only motorized vehicle is a vintage moped. "Colin" lives 25 miles from the only gas station in the area that sells ethanol free gasoline.
"Colin" can't really stockpile large quantities of ethanol free gas where he lives because he can only carry the gas in his tank plus a one gallon plastic jug of gas that he can carry on his vintage moped.
By the time he drives his moped 50 miles round trip to get some ethanol free gas for his moped, his tank is running on reserve, so he can either spend all his time riding to and from the correct gas station only or he can carry some 2-cycle oil with him and mix gas whenever he needs to fuel up at ANY gas station.
Since he burns through a tank of ethanol gas in a matter of a day, how much "damage" to his rubber seal in his petcock or plastic fuel line will he do in a day? What else can he "damage" on his Pinto when his gas tank is always empty due to the amount of driving he does?
I have no doubt that real gas mixes with 2-cycle oil better, runs better, doesn't separate, doesn't turn into plastic when it evaporates in the tank, etc, but will it do all that in a matter of the 3 hours it takes "Colin" to empty his tank because he loves riding the bike so much?
A wise man told me something like "drive it till it dies, then rebuild it." His initials are "R.E."