Thank you Paphfreak, but when roots are inside the pot?I have never had a case where very much root grew out of the pot. I have mostly paphs & phrags and the roots stop growing once they exit the pot. I just squeeze the pot gently to loosen the plant & potting material so it's easier to remove.
Even if you are going to break the pot, the gentle squeezing loosens up any roots on the pot.
I use clear plastic (no slots) for the same reason, and because I tend to overwater in the winter if I’m not careful. However, sometimes I think I underwater as I rarely see roots like yours on Paphs or phrags. On catts in 7”- 8” pots, I put a 2” plastic net pot upside down in the bottom to give more air to the center. (Keith Davis’ recommendation). Sometimes catts take off and grow beautiful roots after a repot, other times I lose the old roots and only have the new at the top of the pot, so they are over potted. I’m thinking of switching to clay with bark mix for catts, but am on the fence because I don’t want to have to increase my watering interval to a crazy pace in the summer.I like clear pots so I can monitor root development but I prefer them with no slots to minimize roots growing out of the pot. If I have a clear slotted pot that I want to use due to its size etc, I'll nest two in one so the slots are blocked.