I'm finding it hard to formulate an opinion on the auto-battler in Disgaea 6. It's strange how fun it is to "not" play the game and watch my levels go up by the hundreds.
I've formulated an opinion now. The auto battler is cool and good, though I wish it was gated behind finishing the main story.
Disgaea really is two games in one: if you want a casual FF tactics experience, you can get that, but there's another game behind that which is optimizing level grinding. It can be a fun tactical challenge to try and beat foes when evenly matched, but I think there's an underlying sentiment that, in this game, only a sucker gets involved in a fair fight.