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I often use, and use on occasion, many Wikipedia gadgets. Some of them are Rollback (quick vandalism reverting), Twinkle (AFD tagging, vandal warning, etc.), Friendly (welcoming new users) FurMe (adding fair use rationals), refToolbar (adding citations), AutoWikiBrowser (doing small tasks, cleanup) and Lupin's tool (filter recent changes), and I run User:AEBot using pywikipedia. Believe me, they make editing so much easier.
But we mustn't forget how to be a person; to build articles by hand. Less than 10% of my edits are automated, and it should, in general, be that way. I've seen users who have written/worked on tens of FAs, and I've seen users who apparently have done nothing but robotic edits. I want to be in between them. Gadgets make the wiki work smoothly in many ways, but bots cannot write articles. Wikipedia needs people, too.