As my friend Dave writes, convenience is rarely good for matters of the soul.
Sure, there are conveniences that allow me to spend more time with my family, more time in study, etc. Unfortunately, the freed-up time too often gets consumed by less noble enterprises.
But when it comes to the soul, I need more hardship, not less. Not because of some misguided asceticism, but because I need to remember the costliness of grace. So much convenience in our culture has borne some ugly and rotten fruit.