Tired - not sure I agree on that. I've got both tubs and decent clinchers with latex tubes and much prefer the feel of tubs, even the cheaper Tufo ones.
regarding glue or tape, I used to glue mine but tape them all now. Worth keeping in mind that it only seems to be tufo that are rated for use with tape. I've used conti's and had no problems, but for peace of mind I only buy tufo now,
For punctures, I just carry a bottle of sealant in my jersey pocket. I've had two punctures while out riding and both times the sealant has done the job and I've contined to use the tyre until it wore out.
For me, the one downside of tubs is swapping tyres. If I want to swap to a wider/heavier tub for training, its a pain in the rear compared to swapping a clincher. Just means I'm more inclined to race and train on the same tyre.