Here is a blog post that I found that gives some thoughts on tipping.
I personally do not like to be charged a automatic gratuity. We were at a restaurant when 5 of our kids were under 10 years old. We were told we had to pay the the mandated tip at the end of our lunch. We never went to that restaurant again.
They had in very small print on their menu that groups over 7 needed to pay. No one ever told us.
What do you think? Should tips be forced on you? Please give your opinion below.