For my purpose, automation is the same, I have my concept of numbers = meaning. Some of the Kontakt factory has things set in the host automation but I'm not needing to enable it in the host for those fortunately.
The other thing which E.D. mentioned, I'll put more than one Geosonic in a multi and if they were doing that and consistent like Tonehammer I have to do things manually to avoid duplication.
Kore is kind of a PITA if things aren't made for it to see it. That's where I started defining: CC12 is cutoff, 13 is resonance and so forth L to R from there and if it's two Kontakt instances in a multi now the second one will be 22, 23... I need to keep things simple rather than a bunch of notes to refer to, let alone remember. So a single CC-lanes preset in Cubase is good for several things, going back to Kore performances.