95% of the time I duplicate a track, I don’t want the audio/midi data that’s already in it to be present, among other things. I really wish that whenever you’d duplicate a track, you’d get a little pop-up menu of what exactly you want to duplicate, like Pro Tools, SONAR, and I’m sure other DAWS do.
+1. Being able to pick and choose what’s copied and what’s not (as with RIP) would be great.
Though it’s worth knowing if you don’t already that there’s a command to duplicate tracks without any data — it’s in the Keyboard Shortcuts list, though doesn’t by default have a shortcut key assigned (I assigned Ctrl+D on OSX).
Why not using the “macro” functionality and create a KC for your case(s)
Just as a hint…