That is true -
"We can't do away with Wikitext" always been the
intermediate conclusion (in between "My god, we need to do something
about this problem" and "This is hopeless, we give up again").
between wikitext and WYSISWYG is a simple solution of colourizing text
like for hundreds of programing (and otehr) languages formats in a
simple text editor. This is not a rocket science but we still do not
have it :(