Irreal readers who follow the comments will be familiar with Fuco, one of our best EmacsGolf/VimGolf in Emacs solvers. In addition to making me feel inadequate about my Emacs Fu, Fuco is also the author of smartparens. You can think of it as a configurable paredit for when you're not programming in Lisp (or are, for that matter).
If you've been wondering about
smartparens, Fuco has produced two videos that show off its capabilities. They're only 24 minutes together so there's no reason not to take a look to see if
smartparens might be useful in your workflow. At the very least, you'll probably do better in the EmacsGolf challenges.