Point taken. Crap was a poor choice of words.
I was not more specific in what I like and don’t like about current voyage planning practices because the specifics were baked into the OP. The entire reason I posted this thread was to discuss a way (use of color) to turn the “crap” into something clear and useful.
In short it’s not any specific recommendations/instructions from voyage planning I take issue with but rather the tools that are used (the monochromatic and less than optimal #2 black pencil) to create them.