I think a better question would be "Why do you need to turn a boat in such a mannor, and at such a speed that having steps or not would ever be an issue?" Hmmm?
Other than in a race, why would you turn a large offshore style boat at over 35mph into a steep turn?
Everyone is so concerned about steps vs. safety. How about not whipping a large boat around in the first place? That seems to add a bit more safety to the equation than cutting out steps in the hull.
I have been running these boats for long enough to pose this question. And I honestly mean it as a question. When I sold boats in the past I taught people to slow down and re-trim before turning. So fallowing that theory, do steps even matter?