+1 again on the autosiphon. Even with the siphoning convenience aside, I think it's worth the price just for the ease of sanitizing.
However, a turkey baster is a GREAT tool if you ever get a stuck sparge. hold up the outlet tube of your MLT, fill both the baster and tube with water, stick the baster into the tube, open the valve, and squeeze to force water back through the braid/manifold. The one time I got a stuck sparge, it stuck once, I did this, it stuck again 10 minutes later, I did it again, and then it went all the way through both batch sparges without sticking again.