The biggest issue is the lack of live preview, which completely breaks my conveniently automate-the-markup workflow
For example, I currently have a plugin for a text editor that allows me instead of manually inserting the inconvenient BBCode markup code
to use a shortcut like ⌘B for bold (by the way, other forums can do that even within the website's text editor, so you don't need to use any plugins to achieve the same level of convenience) and then another plugin that allows me to use this text editor on this forum's text boxes.
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[b]bold[/b] ↑↑↑ this is way too many special characters for one of the most common markup, it's 5 pinky keys!
So far so good, I don't need to worry too much about learning the BBCode syntax, but continue using my universal shortcuts
But then whenever I click "Preview" the forum reloads the page, which breaks everything