I’m with you guys!
There’s nothing like reading a label and getting a lesson in how chemically-inept you are to make you want to eat purer foods.
Supposedly aspartame is correlated with Alzheimer’s Disease, and certain other polysaccharides in liquid sweeteners are linked to cancer. Having said that, correlation and linkage does not mean cause and effect.
I doubt we’ll ever really know the true dangers of any sweetener.