Okay - serious huh ? Well - I don't race much anymore, so if I use the spinnaker, it is usually in lighter winds, when we are feeling energetic enough, and I have a crew memebr on board who is fairly competent. Had a barebones arrangement on the last boat - tri-radial chute, halyard, snuffer, sheet, guy and combination whisker/spinnaker pole (telescopic). Topping lift for the pole, on a bridle - not an eye on the pole itself.
Like to jibe in an end-for end pass-thru fashion (I think most people do this).
When we hoist, we attach the pole to the lift and the adjustable mast eye, leaving the end of the pole on the deck. Then we hoist the chute quickly about 3/4 of the way, attach the pole and then finish hoisting and trimming. For jibing we just detach the pole from the mast - attach it to the sheet and hook the other end on to the mast (hopefully as the boat is turning, but we have been known to screw this up occasionally
This new boat we just got has a few more control options on it, but truth be told - I doubt that we'll ever use them, unless we decide to get serious about a club race or something.
I find that I am using the chute less and less, as I get older and lazier. I also don't like to use them on a reach unless there is an experienced crew aboard, and I am finding I don't much like having people with me on the boat any more...