People aren't good at mind-reading (another term for mind-reading is "making stuff up" -- see any comedy of errors for examples). Software is even worse at mind-reading. The worst features in Microsoft Word are those that attempt to do mind-reading... auto-formatting, auto-capitalization, auto-correction, etc.
Can we get an editor that follows the simple minded do what I tell you to dictum, or is that just asking too much? Like Keith, I recall older versions of Word as useful - and newer versions as being truly, truly irritating