I've been talking to people a lot about scrolling.... how scrolling is scary and must be avoided at all costs. How designers I know are scared to design something that scrolls because their clients don't like scrolling. It's not a preference really (although you can definitely design experiences that minimize how much you "scroll" but whether or not you are moving up and down or left to right - you have to scroll. You have to transition from what you are currently seeing - to seeing something else. There is no conceivable way to design a digital experience without assuming that every piece of information will not be able to be crammed into 1 view.
I've started referring to it as gravity. Scrolling is like the gravity of the internet. You can say you don't like it, and I guess you can go as far as to say it scares you, but it's gravity. It still happens whether you want it to or not, so you might as well use it to your advantage and use it with intention rather than just letting it happen. Trying to avoid it doesn't really work - it's gravity right?