They are at it again. One forum I follow has a debate (including at least two masters) raging over the question of which is better to study: tactics or strategy. So far the debate has reached 10 pages.
This is senseless to me because chess is made up of both. Therefore confining your study to only one area will only get you so far. The thing to do is study both. How hard is that to understand? Chess is like anything else. If you are learning anythng you can't be come reasonably proficient by just concentrating on only one aspect of the subject.