Typically, if you need to turn off strictness, something needs rethinking, in my experience.
That, I disagree with. Whenever I turn off strictness, I do so *after* thinking. Your statement suggests that turning off strictness is something bad, and ought to be avoided at all costs. Sometimes there are alternatives for turning off strictness, but they are not always better.
I think it's a sign of poor programming if your code bends backwards to satisfy strict, when the code could have been shorter, easier to understand and maintain and less error prone with a strategic 'no strict'.