So I spent a deeply satisfying weekend fiddling with my bike. Thankfully just new gear cable, new pads and a front brake bleed required which aside from the indexing of gears was mostly trouble free.
However when I noticed the “immeasurable, deep and utter satisfaction” I got from lining up my cassette bits in order I decided to stop there. Immediately.
And in case you’re wondering, the answer is yes, I also line my skittles up before I eat them.