When entering a string in a variable comparison condition/action (e.g. ‘Compare the text of an object variable’) you need to quote it (e.g. “My string”). I understand why quotes are necessary (Why double quotes are required to set manually?) so that’s not a problem.
What is a problem is when entering string variables in the variable/instance editor. There you don’t need to add quotes. Indeed, if you do add them you end up with a different string altogether.
Results in this:
So I’d like to propose making all strings require quotes (i.e. in the variable/instance editors). This will reduce confusion of needing to know/remember when to use quotes and when not to.