Grasa , If you are asking if I still root cuttings this way , I do for the most part.
Michael ,Tapla had posted a long time ago on this forum or gardenweb about using strands of a rayon mop head refill as wicks to remove excess moisture if needed. I just got in the habit of putting these in all my pots used for rooting cuttings except those used for cuttings taken just as growth restarts in Spring. (They are less hassle overall , don't need it and are too numerous to bother doing this with.)
I find if I'm worried about having given too much water , I can just put the pot with wicks on some rags or some micro fiber cloths to draw out any excess water.
Martin , Thanks a lot for the compliment , it means a lot coming from someone with your experience.
Suzi , I would be surprised if there weren't some remnants of the wicks at the bottom of that rootball. Once the plants are established , I cut the part of the wick that dangles from the bottom of the pot.
Womack , I agree , I am still learning much from all the new ideas on rooting that people post.