that is what i call thinking outside of the box - you have 20 clients on one router, and other 20 on other, at this moment that is not a lot, but if you grow to 1000, to 2000? what then? you will be exporting stats from queues all month long, and then when you finished, you will have to start over again, while using hotspot + usermanager would solve that problems once and for all, for ever.
Oh I understand and agree completely in this case, we infact built our own system about half a year before the usermanager came out so have a system that does exactly what we need and is easily scalable (currently supports over 6000~ transient users with an average of 600 new users/vouchers each month)
I don't have any problems with the usermanager and would've probably used it if it weren't for our own system, but the benefits we have of doing it ourselves allows us all the flexibility we could want.
In regards to extra mikrotik features thou, allowing things like the write to file ability gives us the end user an option to do things that aren't originally intended, the IP address lists feature that we've created comes in useful for, blocking servers listed on spamhaus and similar before they hit yes (and updating this list automatically) reducing load on mailservers.
Similarly: other users have found ways of 'adding features' to userman by making their own solutions where having a few more features would've removed the need for anything other than the mikrotik's - http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... &sk=t&sd=a
Basically, I'm not think you should throw everything down and open up mikrotik to everyone's whims and ways.. but I do believe that 'the more integration that is possible then the more useful the mikrotik system becomes'.. it is still at its core a router, but why not allow the tools to make it an amazingly advanced firewall and hotspot system too?