Yeah, yeah, I hate raking leaves too. Actually raking is not the hard part.
Transferring them to trash bags is probably the worst aspect. This rake from the ImprovementsCatalog ($40) looks interesting. Just like a pooh-scooper (but without the grossness) this rake swoops and scoops.
I’ve tried snow shovels, cardboard boxes, bear claws (which really aren’t too bad except for the bending over aspect) and bare claws. None of them are highly effective. So this idea, which combines raking and cleaning could be a good alternative.