I'm in the process of mixing down a two CD set for the first in a series of audio classes I'm doing on human nature. I work in Nuendo for this sort of thing, and I've got 36 tracks to mix before burning the CDs. Having done all the tweaking, automation, etc., getting the final mixes is simply a matter of unmuting the music & voiceover tracks for each one and hitting a couple of keystrokes to save it as a wav file.
Of course, doing this 36 times gets a bit tedious, and I was starting to whine to myself a little about what a pain the mixing process was. Man, how quickly we take this stuff for granted!