I set up a list of custom attributes in a configurable product, and I found that the quick create form is really handy to set up the simple associated products.
Problem: the simple products are not inheriting the custom attributes set on the parent configurable product.
Can this be automated, so that every custom attribute values in configurable parent product is set on its children simple products ?
I now realized that I do not intend to have configurable simple products appear as standalone products, so I presume I won't lose search functionality even when the attribute will be set only in the viewable parent product.
Nevertheless, I keep the question opened if it's a simple solution like attaching to an observer.