Ummmmm, this originator of the thread does not/did not know how to set his white balance and from what I gather does not know where to start, hence his call for guidance.
I always WB with 18% and dial in my color with a mcbeth, for consistency and accuracy in my photographs, but for him I only gave baby steps.
There are several advance methods and approaches to WB and color balance etc etc however I really did not recommend that to him or her.
Baby steps, photography is a life long hobby, just like golf, you never stop learning.
So my suggestion was to read the manual that came with the camera, and i told him what worked for me, when I was at that stage in photography.
Now we are talking about spikes and photoshop levels, historgrams and yes they are spot on and correct but we are guiding someone who needs help with setting there WB for some new strobe they just purchased....Hint Hint baby steps
Auto WB is inconsistent, true but lets tailor the information to intended audience or the originator of the thread.
So in closing....all of us (mostly you) are correct. but if the thread starter does not know how to WB he or she will more than likely not grasp the concept of anything above basic WB.
No One got anywhere by themselves...Not even you! So the same way you remember someone helping you is the same way someone should remember you helping them.