Rev match and yes - coasting in neutral is dangerous anyway (illegal in some countries), being in gear saved me from a few crashes when approaching a red light.You "shudder" at using brakes (60$) over wear and tear of you Downshifting and riding out gears to slow down? Hmm interesting
From 25mpg to 30mpg, thats a 15-20% difference in gas savings. Which is quite large mathematically speaking.
But to each there own - im just saying.