Glad you all enjoyed the question. I like to mix it up now and then on the complexity scale, and yes, some of the answers were fairly comical:-)
I think there are times when the tokens are useful, but I ended not liking them for the scenario I had at work. It pains me to not be able to fully something without putting it into a job - too easy to make the ESCAPE_QUOTE instead of ESCAPE_SQUOTE typo. I guess it's all the same in the end, testing interactively or testing by running the job, is just SEEMS easier to concatenate!
I'm working on my next question, I think it will be "A Proc State Exam". Sometimes the title has clues, sometimes just whimsy!