I can create a template in designer with buttons ans switches and labels and pretty pictures that change on the state of a point (or points). I can the group it all and save in a palette as a single component.
I can create a bunch of (SQL/OPC) Tags for a device and place them in a folder.
The next big step would be the ability to tie the two together so that I could drag the Tag folder onto a window and the populated component would appear. Or at least drag the component on to a window and then drop the Tag folder on it to drive the appearance of the component.
This would decrease development time from days to hours.