Being a tanker pilot is fairly straightforward. Be on station, on time, and minimize distractions and time-on-the-boom for your customer. While you are accomplishing your primary mission, the AR is probably the least important thing your receiver will do that day. I found great satisfaction on being "admin" and making my customer's life easier for at least a short time.
Flying the KC-135 can be tricky but I found it personally rewarding. I haven't flown the -135 since 2013 but when I left it still had one of the most "modern" cockpits in the fleet (ADS-C, CPDLC, satcom, CNS/ATM, etc.). The block 45 update looks nice too.
Lots of time is spend cruising at FL350 with the autopilot on. Stateside trips were generally short and into well-established airfields. Overseas trips involved a lot of Al Udeid, Mildenhall, and Ramstein.
Just use datalink to get ATIS.... 😄