I mean, I've come across a 2 or 3 unnamed people who really need to expand their knowledge of computerwork in general before asking about shaders and post process injectors, but I just assume that's a freak minority. If almost everyone know their stuff, they wouldn't be very active in the "You should probably know this" questions category, yes? So, if 2 or 3 are asking stupid things, there could be 20 or 30 thousand just rolling along fine and we wouldn't hear much from them.
But, is the new idea simpler? Hell no. But I'm not the type of person to be bothered as long as I can reasonably reach the end goal.
I say that, but I've literally spent an entire day learning Python in order to automate GIMP.
No, I haven't been around long. My first time attempting a preset was Jan. 7, 2016 according to my archive, back when I thought changing the Vibrance+Tonemap variables in SweetFX was the best thing in the world. Now I'm experimenting with Color LUT's in ReShade Framework 2.
Man, what a trip.