Auto-Key is a mess!

Blender 2.63a

Some of you might love Auto-Key, but I find it often leaves keys where it’s not needed.
I accidentally animate a static prop while just trying to move things around.

My crews love this feature and it’s nightmare to fix the animation later because of huge amount of keysframes left uncleaned.

Keyframe should be what traditional animator says : KEY frame

My advice – never turn Auto-Key on.

Press i to insert keyframe only where you want, wouldn’t take too much time of your life, I can assure you.

If you need to key every bone at once, there’s a ‘Whole Charactor’ option available after pressing i.