nice!! i made a thread here about the advantages of using a smart mouse to edit.A bit off topic but in regards to the manual fade in/fade out, I interned on a feature this year (just dropped on Prime ) and my boss had a command in Nuendo hooked up to a contour design shuttle that would add a fade in/out at the cursor's position. Sped things up a ton. Used the jog wheel to slide where we wanted the fade, hit a button, and fade was in.
some people argued with me about it lol.
but I hit ONE button to zoom in on the timeline, ONE button to zoom out. One button for full screen. one button to play forward or reverse, etc
all on my mouse. it does speed things up!!
but even more important than that slight speed boost is that it keeps your mind clear and comfortable so you can focus on the things that actually matter instead of fiddling with redundancy