Maybe you guys do it all the time, but I am not keen on using automation for mixer undos man.
It doesn't matter to me what a "system" did in the 70s. we are talking about a modern DAW system which we have invested a lot of time and technology into. This is not a console, right? If I wanted that, I could always branch out into the N12 or something.
What are you suggesting exactly, so I'm clear. You have all tracks armed for automation at all times just in case you need to step back for whatever reason? wow, not sure everyone would like that way of working, kinda sounds like a cluster-uknowhat. I'd rather not 'track' my moves that way, it feels like uneccessary project/arrangement complication, where I think we want it kinda tucked under the hood. Keep automation for music, undo as a utility!
That sounds as bad as the hoops and loops used to get a simple sidechain going. But again, I know people who love those kinds of journies lol... people were like "oh it's fine, just create 3 channels, go into options, send this and that, its easy" Bet those folx aint complaining about the little sidechain button. ;)