Do most people prefer a bath or a shower?
Notice I said prefer.
I know that most people shower because it takes less time and uses less water. If you are in the shower alone that is.
But a nice hot bubble bath soothes the aches and can be upgraded to a spa experience with the addition of candles and music and blessed privacy. Again, if you are alone in the bath.
Nothing to do with hygiene and everything to do with relaxation. Mmmmmmm.