Why is the phrase "Math was never my strong point" more common (about twice as much according to a simple Google search) than "Math has never been my strong point" when the last one makes more sense? Is it because the former phrase is shorter?
The question came up here when @StoneyB replied with "Proofreading was never my strong point" to a comment made by @tyler-james-young
Here is an example from OALD, Oxford's Advanced Learner's Dictionary, found in the Sense 13 of the word Strong:
good at something
- The play has a very strong cast.
- Mathematics was never my strong point(= I was never very good at it).