No need for all that attitude, Blue! This seems like something you feel extremely strongly about, so there's no need to go 'round and 'round about whose method is superior. But, for the record, I never asked for anyone's opinion on whether or not I should buy a stinkin' scoop!
matthewkyrankelly, you hit the nail on the head! And to add to it, if there's a tool out there that will make my baking (and by extension, my life) easier, then I'm going to use it!!
FACSlady, 1/4c = 4 Tbsp. I think that's probably the one I'll go with. I like my cupcakes nice and rounded on top, so they're not laden with frosting.