My first brew with the automated system went pretty well.
I got up at 7:30 and mashed in at 8:00, then I just sat there and watched it since I didn't have to worry about temps. I went in and watched tv with the kids and when the timer went off I set the temp for 168 and went back in to watch tv again.
After 30 minutes I hit mashout and let it sit for another 30 minutes so I went back in and watched tv. I was getting bored because I didn't have to do anything, normally I stand there watching the thermometers and make adjustments as needed.
Everything went smooth and I was finished by 1:00. The only problem was my 1.094 belgian strong came out to 1.074. I overshot my volume by 3 gallons but I did something else wrong to be that far off, it should still be a good beer though.