I'm comparatively new to the platform and it took me a while to get a hang of how things work here, the biggest hurdle being formatting and editing.
I'm still learning the ropes and it is surely not as user-friendly as Word. I can only understand how frustrating it must be for you since you've been here a little longer than me.
I hope this piece reaches the people who matter and they incorporate the changes you have suggested.
Having said that, one thing that has helped make things easier for me is that I first write on Word and then simply copy/paste it in a draft here before the final edit. Hope that helps you a bit.