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I can relate to OMD. At 85 it's not getting any easier to get in and out of my unlined suit. But all my diving is from a boat and that makes it easier and I can get help from a buddy if necessary.I dive/spear from shore. Both of my suits have un-lined, open-cell inners for tight, warm fit. But tough nylon outers to protect the neoprene against sharp rocks.
I need to lubricate them (soapy water) to get them on without damaging them (or me). It can be a bit of a struggle to get them on and off, but it gets easier as you get used to it. But I recall that much loved former forum member OMD (the late Old Man Dave) switched to a lined wetsuit, I think as it was easier and quicker to get on and off as he got older. I think he used to SCUBA dive previously, so probably had experience of various suits.