That is a decision you will have to make yourself. If you hone with tape, you will always have to hone with tape (unless you want to reset the bevel). If you use tape, then over time the edge will get worn away and the spine not. This will slowly alter the bevel angle away from optimum.
Benefits to taping: your spine will always look pretty.
(can you tell I'm biased?)
Me to wife (truth!): "Does she really need all these Barbie dolls? You only need two to have a conversation. Why so many?"
Wife, not skipping a beat: "It's kinda like your straight razors..."