I'm using 8.5 lbs Munich, .125 lb Carafa III, and Wyeast 2206. I really want to experience a decoction mash and maybe I should ease into it with a single decoction. I need to try things for myself to see if they are worth while.
I heard Kai say one time that if we didn't like the process of brewing, we would just go buy beer in the store and forget the hassle of homebrewing. I agree completely. So if you are really into brewing German Lagers with authentic brewing practices, decoction mashing will surely appeal to you.
This is why I don't care to ever go to an automated system where all the work is done for me. That isn't brewing, to me. Sure, sometimes I'm tired and just want to be done with it. But the end result is the most satisfying part. Hochkurz decoction is pretty simple. I think it's been mentioned. Just do a rest at 144F or so for a bit, pull decoction, briefly rest at 155, boil for a bit, add back, to get to 158 or so, rest for a bit, then pull thin (liquid only) decoction, bring to boil and add back to get to mash out. Sparge and you're done. It takes a while, but it doesn't have to be difficult, just can get tedious.
Kai did say that color contribution, even to a triple decoction, is very minimal, thus arguable.