Years ago, I was under the impression that healing vats and cloning vats just worked on their own. They have Device AIs 'designed to operate the device without transhuman assistance' after all.
2nd edition has made it explicit that this is not the case, at least for anything besides healing -- and looking back at 1st edition, as far as I can tell, rules for skill checks needed for modding or growing morphs weren't given -- so perhaps believing Device AIs could do this was reasonable, back then.
However... It seems now that growing/building a morph is a task action taking weeks or months. And according to page 32, maintaining a task action requires eight hours per day of task. Does this mean that babysitting an exowomb to make sure it doesn't screw up is a full-time job? For each individual morph?
I suppose it would certainly explain the morph shortage, but it also seems like growing clones and assembling pods is something transhumanity would have down pat by now.
Is there something I'm missing, or does every morph-growing facility have to hire someone to watch each tank for eight hours per day?