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As you noted, you will get multiple opinions on it.
I always wondered why people assumed, if there was a change, it was always better?
Some warmup time might be helpful. Because an amp is a feedback system and is subject to changes due to temperature, perhaps the amp works a bit closer to it's design after reaching equilibrium. Or not. I am guessing.
Because an amp is a feedback system, it's designed to deal with changing conditions such as the fact the resistance changes with temperature.
Note for example, that resistors won't have their exact rated values. Two transistors may not behave identically. And so forth. There's feedback built into the amp to deal with these issues.
Taking that into account, why would small changes to components upon break in an amp sound better? It was designed around the components having their rated parameters and assuming they would vary slightly.
"But this one goes up to 11"