Are you maybe from big corporation with strict development environment rules?
I remember once comming to such a company, I was given a misterious User Guide doc, about 20 pages long paper telling how to prepare a workspace, what are my coding conventions from now, why should I set up auto-save option, etc. etc. etc. It finally turned to be a day long wend thru Window -> Preferences thicket.
Hmm so how about doing it automatically?