You are right the chunk of wood cost $0.00, and doesn't show up in photos. My wife keeps asking me if the flip down foot doesn't come in blue so that it matches the trim on The Lark.
J Mac, you are right, the trailers are light enough that one can push them into position if there is a hard surface. But we very rarely camp where there is a hard surface, so haven't been able to use the hitch wheel since we left the Escape Factory.
What I am really after is the convenience of not having to crank 6", not having to fumble for pieces of wood in the trailer box, and not having to get down to move the wood over so that the post lowers on to it.
You can see a demo video of the "automatic foot Jack" here:
I already have the zip breakaway cable, which I like a great deal. I have never gotten as frustrated as the actors in the video, and admittedly these are small inconveniences. But I think I am going to give it a try. Baglo, if I like it, I will paint it black so it doesn't stand out in the photos. :-)