I think the reason beginners like myself like straight money management systems is because that's all we can conceive of programming into a computer. So setups get ignored. I'm doing well just to figure out how to set up an aol account, so how do I tell a computer, "If you see it bumping up against resistance and it looks like it's getting stronger, go long on the break but be ready to reverse and go short for a quick profit if it fails." I guess it could be programmed, but it is just something you pick up by watching the market, and how often do I trade that pattern? And if I ever could get it programmed, I would still be watching each time to see if it does it right. If you really want to get into this, I can see that your program must become like your own child which you constantly watch over and try to teach. And maybe derive a sense of pride when it does it right, just like you taught it.