Everything else in the game is about long term commitment, focus and diligence. Those that do it more win. Those who don't lose. How much more do we automate before there isn't anything left worth doing.
Look at all the things we haven't been doing properly because of the need to send raids every few minutes. Travian is a real time straregy/war game and it has to live up to its name. Not clicking a butting every few minutes while that time could be spent for strategizing.