I hear you on the time spent on better things. All my WP sites are up-dated automatically, by my host. With that being said, it also happened to Apple. Now I am not a Macker but as best as I can remember, one of the highest selling apps was called "Jail Break".
It was designed to allow third party apps to work on mac products. (I think, as it has been years ago when a friend of mine was complaining about only being able to use mac apps).
When it comes down to brass tacks, if you like it, run with it! I would. :D