We are all well aware of the reality that most applications today (especially the commodity desktop ones) have so many features, that the average user uses only about 10-20% of the “functionality”.
What we need is a usage framework of software that is task or end-result oriented. So, if you wanted to writeup the meeting minutes, you can choose the minute-format, enhance it as needed and the go get the final results.
This is what perhaps LyX does, may be not. I think it is time we refined the circa 1984 WYSIWYG (aka wi-si-wig ie what you see is what you get) paradigm to move to a WYSIWYI (what you see is what you intended).