Don’t be afraid to try creating a LISP routine. It is the easiest first step into getting AutoCAD to do those little things that you hate to do. Those repetitive tasks that can easily be strung together in a routine. Those items that creation is becoming a chore. Draw them in LISP.
Here are some good places to start your education in AutoLISP.
Basic LISP from the Lazy Drafter
LISP Primer – by Colin Allen and Maneesh Dhagat
AutoLISP Tutorials – by acadsolutions
Introduction to AutoLISP Programming by Ralph Grabowski
Basic AutoLisp Programming by David Hoeksta – old but fairly good for beginners