I'm referring to using premade loops from soundpools. I'm trying to keep away from them as I can't help feeling it's cheating. But I have to admit, I struggle making drum tracks manually as any slight timing errors are magnified by accumulative error along the timeline. I'm finding that it's best to do separate, very short drum blocks to avoid timing errors.
But especially with the other kinds of loops it's not really your work is it? I'd be interested to hear everyone's views on this.