well yes, it is courteous. but guess I suck. rack doesn't roll anywhere until after everything's accounted for, secured and closed. though, the only cables I've had to worry about are the two speaker cables (6ft each) and the pedal-snake (34ft). it helps if your gear is designed with this in mind in the first place, though. average setup time was <1:30, while teardown was ~0:45. the drummer and I rehearsed and timed setting up each other's gear, which helped out tremendously. if I were busy loading, he could set up my rig as each piece made it on stage and vice versa. our stage load in/out times improved dramatically after going rack-mount (drums and guitar). I would have invested heavily in stage-ninja's products, had I known about them back then. ^ this. plus I think sharing the experience with the audience can sometimes enhance a show.