I know that when someone has the temerity to say "Gosh, I wish Emacs could do X", they're generally met instantaneously with howls of derision by a teeming horde of "Ask me about my Aspergers!"-shirt-wearing neckbeards who let them know:
- Anyone who would want to do such a thing is an idiot.
- Doing $INSANELY_COMPLICATED_ALTERNATIVE is much better as any idiot knows.
(Relevant: "if you ... think that my kids ... need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper ... please just kill yourself now."
—Linus Benedict Torvalds