Is the full timer programming on the machine easy to use, or is it considered - even by its users - cumbersome and perhaps even bad?

Note: The Pioneer machines (for which this option was created) has an "Easy Timer" mode, but in this mode you can't adjust the recording quality while programming the timer, and you can only timer program on quarters of an hour (:00, :15, :30 and :45), so this mode is not considered a "full timer programming".