It kind of does. Honey is probably one of the best for you although natural sugar is good too.
I don't trust sweeteners like Splenda. Yeah, it's marketed as "it's made from sugar!" But think about it this way, corn syrup is made from corn.
That said, I haven't heard anything particularly bad about Splenda so the verdict is still out on that one.
Aspartame SHOULD be illegal (it's carcinogenic-- causes cancer, AND tastes horrible), corn syrup shouldn't be used in food or drinks either -- research has shown that it's bad for your health AND market analysis have shown that people prefer foods and beverages sweetened with sugar over those sweetened with corn syrup.
Me of course. They are nonsense to me, and I suspect to quite a few other people, too. I don't pretend them to be the universal nonsense though, that would be a religious move I am not ready to perform yet.
Stevia, or organic muscovy cane sugar.... overall sugar is safer than sweeteners unless it's been 'refined' (as in stripped of goodness and bleached white) and the real answer is not artificial sweetness, but reduce or stop taking added sugar. If you stop taking sugar for a week, it will taste foul if you take it again.