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I hate mock. I mean not in general, in general I don't care I just think they are a waste of time.
But I particularly hate them in the case of automated testing.
Not only they make you waste time writing code to set them up in each test, but then you are not testing the real thing, you are testing mocks!
Now the funny thing is, I had some unit test that validated some functionality as working but it was not working for the user and I was completely puzzled...
After writing a little app to test the real thing, turns out I had one insidious mock in my test. Just one. And that was the one thing that worked in the test but failed in the real app!
On top of that it was completely unneeded.. the real interface would have worked just as well (or failed, in that case)