The future is here and it is written in markdown. If you care more about content than code, and you understand that it is the words that count, then markdown is here for you. In my opinion syntax is a pain. Some people are naturals and perfection flows from their fingertips. I am more the “need to be reminded to try for perfect” type. Fixing syntax errors feels like a constant nudge from someone whilst you are trying to concentrate on something more important.