After some thought I've come to the conclusion that the only automated farms that should exist in the game, if they are to exist at all,
is stuff to do with plant based food items, it would give redstone an important use for sure. But charcoal? no, I wholeheartedly disagree with this one.
Automated farms let late game players concentrate on their own goals instead of grinding for every new idea for a building or a challenge that comes into their head.