I'm guessing that you all are talking about the TinyMCE editor that is "automatic" in WordPress. First let me say that I love WordPress and our blog is a testament to some of the nicer things that WordPress has done for us.
HOWEVER, the implementation of TinyMCE is SO FLAWED that unless you are just posting one time for each article and not trying to do anything fancy, it is the screwiest most bug ridden awful thing that we've ever seen.
This is not a criticism of the programmers who make WordPress, it is a request for a MAJOR POWWOW (a huge meeting of the minds) to decide that this is the largest bottleneck and biggest hurdle that WordPress faces.
Why? Because it is one of the very worst features that WordPress has. Please go to my blog and look at this article-- you may have to type it in because I don't want people to think I am advertising, I am trying to help: 'www.artondisk.com/blog/?p=137'.
That article could never be accomplished using TinyMCE because it ate the code up alive. I had to go into the Manage-- Users account and turn off the rich text editor to create that article. Actually, I had to set up a back room version of WordPress so I could get some of the code from the TinyMCE editor, and some of the code from using the regular interface. I don't know much HTML.
What this means most of all is that I can't recommend WordPress to anyone I know because they just can't handle it. I can figure it out, but it is painful and time consuming. So, there it is. This program needs a major overhaul when it comes to general word processing and html creation. TinyMCE generates new code that clogs up the system, molests normal code, eats up code that should be left alone, and at one point created things that changed font sizes, made 20 or 30 new tags that weren't accurate, and just caused total mayhem. If I knew how to fix this I would do it in a heartbeat.
Someone on the development team, please help all users! It would be the best thing you ever did for this outstanding program. Thanks!!