I read A Context-Driven Approach to Automation in Testing at the gym this morning. I expected the authors to hate on automation but they didn’t. Bravo.
They contrasted the (popular) perception that automation is cheap and easy because you don’t have to pay the computer, with the (not so popular) perception that automation requires a skilled human to design, code, maintain, and interpret the results of the automation. That human also wants a paycheck.