The reason I don't have them, of course, is that they take time, and I'm always just one step ahead of the next strip to run anyway. Keeping a running Too Much To Do List in the Clié has helped me with this problem to some extent, tho, so maybe I need to start putting some of these "basic pieces" that I should have done long ago into the list as to-do items.
These are things that make polish; these are things that make professionalism. If I want to be able to look at my work after the fact and be at least reasonably satisfied with how it came out, I've got to do the dogwork as well as the fun part.
This drawin' stuff is hard! 0.o