I was young once
Which ultimately leads to to everyone having the same baked-in sound. Not the worst thing in the world, by any means, especially if you're making money.Thats why I prefer wet, baked-in sounds - no messing around, just instant perfection working right out of the box.
For me a good baseline sound is a dry sound that I can play with. I find the mixing to be PART of the music, personally. But I get your point.Even without deadlines, some of us just want a good, baseline sound so we can focus entirely on the music.