Metering and White balance shouldn't matter in a studio Environment.
And this is what is wrong with the world of photography today...
Congratulations on being the poster child for the "Lazy Digital Generation"
We are probably miscommunicating here. They don't matter in a studio environment because
1) You meter yourself. You are using Manual mode.
2) White balance is either 3200k for tungsten or around there or 5500 for flash. If you are shooting off that, you are smart enough to know what it is. Why fix it in raw when you can get it done right in camera.
So using your cameras auto metering and white balance is not required in studio. It's a controlled environment that you as the photographer fully control.
What I said actually should be lauded by you rather than you saying it's lazy time
. Make sense?