LaTeX is extremely awesome. I wish I'd started using it sooner. The output is so beautiful, it makes me want to write essays. It turns this:
See the automatic ligatures and true italics? See the kerning, the beautiful justified paragraphs, and that font; the one that evokes arcane academia like no other?
And I won't even start to discuss the bibliographic features which let me throw in whatever I like here:
And get this added to the end of my document:
It's so good, I'm finding things to write. Like essays that aren't due until next week - ages away! Insane, huh.