I have the automatic headlights, as well as daytime running lights. I have a folded of rag on the dashboard that I cover the electric eye with, and it turns on all the car's lights, and also shuts them off with the ignition, so I don't have to worry about leaving my lights on. If I turn the lights on with the switch, I have to turn them off with the switch.
The only time I don't use my lights is when the sun is shining on the street... which doesn't happen much in the winter, unfortunately.
I figured it was way more stupid to have your lights on when you may not 'need' them, than NOT to, when you do.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress... but then I repeat myself.