Salesforce DX dramatically simplifies process of pulling declarative changes from Orgs.
When You do any declarative changes in Org, eg. You will add translation in workbench, then You just execute
And dx will automatically detect all changed metadata, and pull it to Your codebase in 3 seconds.
As we started development using DX, all settings, xml configurations, demodata etc, etc we have in repository and they are automatically deployed on every new scratch org creation using very simple script consisting of about 6 commands. No more manual steps after refreshing sandbox!
I recommend everybody at least to give it a try.
PS. I am not salesforce sales-guy :)