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It is never preferable to take a connecting flight when a direct service is available.
There really is no need to “hate” LHR. Hate is such a very strong word, and I would hesitate to use it in any but the most serious circumstances.
T5 is a superb facility and works well for transits, if you avoid the busiest periods, and don’t whip yourself into a frenzy over 5 minutes in a queue.