Some non-technical users don't understand something, so they like to present their opinion as reality.
Lets see other activities.
Work: click few times, thats it.
Forge: click few times, thats it.
Smelting: click few times, thats it.
I do not see any complaints about work/forge/smelting :
* I want clicking during whole the smelting process, it is a bot!
* It is a created bot, are you feeling ok?
* forging process is a bot fiesta!
* This is probably the worst idea ever. So you want to play the
(forge/work/smelting) without playing a game or what?
Believe it or not, a lot of those "bot" activities as you define them, reduce the load on the server to counter balance other activities that increase it. If you want to get your repaired item back from your packages, there is no way to go directly to the last page of your packages (unless you have them in reverse and you miss expiring packages) which means you need to make 2 server requests to get there. That saves you 10 sec and 1 request from the server. On the other hand, it doesn't allow you to just leave your PC and have a bot automatically playing the game for you. Moreover, you can basically achieve the same results by leaving the last page of your packages open in a new tab and refreshing it to get your item...
It is a trend nowadays on mobile games to click and go. For better or worse, Gladiatus is not such a game.