Folks I respect speak of Markdown as the ne plus ultra of text formatting, especially for generating HTML (but I'm seeing it advocated for other uses too, and even for use with Scrivener). I don't get it. Having to recall and type inline codes as I write... [shudder] if I wanted to do that I'd still be using WordStar. Has almost three decades of personal-computer word-processing come full circle? Perhaps there's some aspect of it that I'm just not comprehending. But why would anyone choose it over a WYSIWYG tool, for HTML generation or anything else? I'm not asking rhetorically; I'd really like to know what I'm missing. It's the creation of John Gruber, which compels me to think there's good reason for it to exist. Thanks in advance.