|To be honest, if you set your PC up correctly using the Power Options applet in Control Panel, it will power itself down and use less energy than a nightlight and make using WOL moot as it will not be turned off.|
I disable 'standby mode', and 'hibernate mode' as both have a tendency to lock up on PC's and then you're stuck forcing a hard boot on the unit. If you go on the "Power Schemes" tab of Power Options and use the "Turn off monitor" and "Turn off hard disks" features (set to monitor = 5 min's and HDD = 2 hours) then you have the benefits of using less power without shutting it off and therefore having to use WOL.
I never shut my PC's off. Constantly turning them off and then on is a lot harder on the moving parts (Hard drive, fans etc) than leaving it run and allowing it to power down.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.