Originally Posted by dhworph
It might be a placebo effect, but I like limiting them. I've read a few times on the forums, by people who seemingly understand the OS much better than myself, that it is pointless because android manages memory really well.
This is correct. Ever since Froyo, Android has done a fantastic job managing RAM/running processes. Also, with the amount of RAM the Nexus has, it just isn't going to matter how many apps you have "running" in the background. I haven't used a task killer in forever. Also, the multitasking button on ICS doesn't actually "kill" the app, it just suspends it from that menu.
As the folks like to say, this ain't know WinMo phone!