Here's the thing, this FR doesn't even mention proper automation clips, and other FRs requesting this have incorrectly been flagged flagged as being a duplicate of this thread here. By "proper automation clips" I mean something like what FL Studio, Logic and Reason users have enjoyed for many years, FL Studio offering the best implementation of all. The author of this FR is probably not even aware of just how good automation clips are in FL Studio, so here goes.
Keeping automation in containers or clips (to use the words of another user) is just plainly better than the old fashioned linear system. Its way easier to copy and paste automation this way. As it is, copying automation works, but only half the time in my experience.
Here's what this looks like in Reason 5, which may have improved in later versions. In this version, automation clips can be copied, cut, pasted and deleted. However ghost copies are not implemented:
And the king of automation FL Studio, which implements all the functions found in Reason plus ghost copies, so that changing one item changes the whole lot:
EDIT: Dunno why this got down-voted, automation clips are a great idea. Logic also has this, and it works great.