SSA (Stocking Stitch Advantage) #1: You can watch TV and not be concerned about what is going on with the needles. This is a good thing because I like my TV time.
SSA #2: You can finish things up in a hurray. I have completed a pair of socks for Christmas. (Please see Ravelry for details. One never knows who is lurking on the blog.)
I finished up a sweater.
Ok. I confess that I knit the ribbed buttonband/shawl collar, but one could argue that ribbing isn't too far off of stocking stitch. It's just knitting and purling, really.
SSA #3: You can make a lot of progress on unfinished objects.
I've only been working on this sweater for a couple of weeks and I'm done the body to the armpits and almost half of a sleeve. Sure, this one also has some garter rib, but that's even easier than plain old k2, p2 ribbing since one row is straight knitting.
SSA #4: All of this progress will allow you to start new projects and thus keep yourself amused.
I am amused.