weeeell, people have a love hate relationship with auto's here. they grow differently. so they can be easy or a pain in the.... small did I mention they can be small. sure some produce great plants and generally not terrible. but they grow a bit differently than regs or fems, just a heads up if you haven't had fun with them yet.
I suppose with a bit more experience they are really nice plants and goodness knows i don't need any bumper crops to get by, so size isn't an issue. And I have seen some big auto's, don't get me wrong.
I usually have no problems popping beans but it's 50/50 when i pop auto's. Again might be user error.
I am not a fan of autos, more of a scooter guy, bada bump, but I think outside is the best place to grow autos, bugs need to eat too. Actually my experience with autos outside ended in bud rot but I talked to the local seed bank and they recommended planting autos later in the year so when they are not covered in buds when the humidity hits the peaks.
Now matter what you grow outside Autos or Photos shake the morning dew off every day
Modern autos can be potent and productive. They've come a long ways in the last 15, 20 years or so. Treat them pretty much like regs but keep in mind that you need a good start because you won't have time to correct early mistakes. Breeding and genetics are key. There are breeders who specialize in autos and if they have the reputation for dependable products that's where you get your seeds. Have fun and good luck.