Should the ‘old’ logging methods be deprecated? I think so. If not, I doubt any f-string users would make the switch on their own (becuase the use of old methods wouldn’t trigger typing errors).
Instead of overload, a separate method is possible: debugs() where the s-suffix stands for “static” (i.e. no formatting will be applied). An advantage of this would be slightly better performance (no args/kwargs checks) and additional safety for non-typing users.
One could argue whether it’s better to have 2 explicitly separate methods for logging with/without formatting.