I own a decimal inch tape measure and prefer it over fractions. It does not have foot markings. Give me a division by 10 any day over a division by 8.
Consider dividing 7’ 23 3/8” by 3 versus 123.45” by 3. Not as easy as metric but a close second.
I really don’t care about the scientific definition of a meter. All that matters is it doesn’t change.