We all have our preferences, this is currently mine. I think in this situation, the knot would be my repair if there was a failure, so I have lost nothing, but gained a slim loop, finished off nicely. Looks tidy and I like tidy.
Important thing is to love your own set up, I think. It's one of the reasons I love to hang.
(I hope that statement never gets quoted out of context)
"Live like you will die tomorrow, but learn like you will live forever." Gandhi