Correct. But in my opinion automation is there for a reason and it increases the margin for safety. Especially in busy/complex airspace. Into/out of an outstation somewhere? Knock yourself out. Into and out of hubs? Sure... But is it the best course of action? That is debatable in my opinion.It’s really not that hard to be a good PNF.
Talk on the radio, punch things into a box, twist some knobs.
For some that have a hard time txting on a iPhone I can see this as being overload...but maybe you shouldn’t be flying then.
I actually enjoy being a SIC. More • to do and get in the zone/mental flow with.