No, I was referring to specific situations where you find yourself needing to make a change in vCenter to support a vCenter recovery step.
IMHO, vCenter is a real house of cards for VMware environments. There are kind of workarounds, like running multiple clusters with vCenter running in the "other" cluster, frequent cloning/replication, etc, but none of them really solve the core problem that vCenter is 8 gallons of shit in a 4 gallon pail.
I like the fact that host installs are pretty lightweight (ie for install to flash, etc), but at the same time I think some of the self-imposed limitations on built in native host functionality this requires can be kind of frustrating.
Too much functionality relies on vCenter and it has proved too fragile on too many occasions. I'd kind of hope for something more clever at this point that involved some of it moved back into the host and vCenter streamlined a bit to only be larger scale functionality and larger database elements.