Home recording I always did both if I could spare the tracks, to be honest, although I tended to use condenser mics rather than 58s for the flatter response. I did once record a mate doing solely acoustic so I used three mics - the 58, the condenser and my cheap bass drum mic, but there wasn’t a wild amount of variation in the end. Still, allowed for quite a lot of space in the recording, which was nice.
Live on stage mics are okay but feedback was always a menace as was moving about. I was always nervous enough that I didn’t want to have a performance marred by trying to stick in a particular position, etc, so I always wanted to use DI if possible. Most of those bridge pickups tend to come out pretty good through a DI box with a bit of careful mixing.
The thing with bronze strings is they sound amazing when you first put them on but they dulled so quickly. Electric strings have less initial punch but will last far longer with a consistent tone, as well as obviously being a lot easier to fret due to the automatic lighter action. I can’t develop finger callouses so that matters to me also.