At the school I take part in, our ETC Element is used by a variety of people in many different fields. Our lights stay for the most part in one place as a house hang, with specials taking some occasional changes for the big theatrical shows. One of the things that no one seems to understand though outside of us technicians is that when you create a new show file, the patch starts from either a blank slate or 1-1. I think it'd be a great addition to have an option when you create a new show file to recreate the patch from the last file. Hopefully, we can see some integration. Thanks!
or, from a new blank show file (shudder), merge your patch in from the House File.
I also sometimes start with the house file, and DELETE what isn't needed.
I find there is too much programmed deeper in the console to make "starting from scratch" a good idea (non-dims, macros, power up macros, palettes, User and Console and System settings).