I have Merchants shops in my area & I wouldn't ask them to change a light bulb for me. Don't take the car to those chain operations. You want a basic, local, "neighborhood" type mechanic.
There are a lot of people would would just say to replace shocks/struts at certain intervals. I.e. a Merchants shop would probably tell you to replace them every 60-80K miles or so just on principle. As such, they'd tell you that at 110K you're overdue regardless of anything else (like leaking or handling...)
Note the advice above about fluid seepage. You can find plenty of cars on the road with damp struts. Seep isn't leak.
As for the ride/handling, one of the things about shocks & struts is that they do tend to slowly degrade over time. (They don't tend to catastrophically fail though they can). Since that is the case ride/handling can get worse very gradually so that it always feels "normal" to the car's regular driver. Some issues you'd only notice were issues after you have new shocks/struts.
Anyway, at 110K if you were to have someone install new shocks & struts I wouldn't say that this is getting "taken." Its not a bad idea since new, quality replacements will ride & handle better. However, whether or not this is wise depends on the current cndition of the suspension, your budget and your long term plans for the car.
Find your best local, "neighborhood" type mechanic & use them to help you make decisions about this.