Not to be another echo in the echo chamber or anything, but this [Keyboard Maestro](http://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/) thing really works. If you’re thinking about buying it, taking advantage of [Mac Power Users’](http://5by5.tv/mpu/64) discount code (“MPU”) will save you 20% on a tool that does what I had hoped Automator would do (but doesn’t).
I created a few fairly complicated macros to do things that have been nagging me for months
On a more important note, it has the worst icon I’ve ever had to stare at all day. I actually [replaced it](http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2493?viewlocale=en_US) because I hated it so much. Sad but true.