I hand pumped my marauder daily for 3 years till I got the shoebox setup. It was my only pcp at the time, so it wasnt that bad. and Id pump AFTER that session, so my heart rate wasnt up. Just put the gun on the rack and go about my day. Itd be full when I got bak to it. Only time it got to be a pain or a chore was if it was completely empty.
Also, Do you consider yourself a casual PCP airgun shooter, weekend shooter, or all-the-time shooter?