So what do you do if you backpack is petty full as you've been making stuff and have a fair amount of left over stuff? What if you have a storage container almost full and you previously set it down where it is now and is in the way? How do you 'automate' your way out of that?
I think, YOU sir, have missed he point of my comment!
I am a less-than-optimal player and so DO have to make stuff manually as I figure out the game. As a result I end up with a backpack AND Sugar Cube full of crap. Worth hanging on to - but where do you put it. I suppose if you are a master builder and instantly have endless factories making everything you need - you can just chuck the leftovers (the American way, no?).
But for those of us who have to learn the game, get ideas how things work - there will be a fair number of misplaced Personal Storeage Boxes full of leftover inventory making various things (GASP!) manually. . And to clean them up is a big PITA. It takes at least 5 steps to move stuff:
1. - Make room in your backpack to hold the boxes content
2. - Move stuff from container to backpack
3. - Delete container in the way
4. - Make new container that is NOT in the way of the HUGE factory (the point of the game)
5. -Move stuff from backpack to new, safely located container.
I will admit 'gathering loot' is not part of this game - haven't really found any yet. But it sure would be handy to just be able to move a container out of the way by selecting it (not currently possible) and positioning it elsewhere.