I consider myself an easy going guy. I like coffee, the simple things in life. Lists in my programming.
But after doing some reading and reading some debates online, I decided to run a small benchmark myself on Lists vs Arrays.
I did this with an extremely small set of data. I started the C# Stopwatch class and ran the clock over setting up the data structure, populating it, and then looping through those items in it.
Both sets of data held integers 1 through 10.
It took 00:00:00.0230056 seconds to process the list.
It took 00:00:00.0008005 seconds to process the array.
That is a ridiculously smaller amount of time to process the array.
I wrote more on medium if you want to follow the article there.