I believe that the issue of those automated self-checkout lanes has come up before on Serious Eats, but often as asides in larger discussions, but I figured this one might be ripe for the pseudo-science that is the Serious Eats Poll.
Why now? Because I had two instances this week where I was both grateful for the self-check and where it drove me insane. I know the arguments for and against them, but I won't get into them here. Let's just vote and see where this thing goes.