Also I am not a programmer (but an interaction designer), and I came here because I miss a (non-programmer?) feature.
My use case:
The way I use Markdown is mostly to take notes that often contain lists. The thing I currently don’t like about Markdown lists is the way they force you to indicate that you are working on a list for every line of that list. I am forced to write a * or whatever followed by a space. I would like a list type that omitted this, e.g.:
And have it look like this:
I understand that some preceding markup is probably neccessary, or else the required intelligence will probably yield undesired results. In any case, this is a need that Gruber’s original “spec” doesn’t solve. Has it been discussed here? Couldn’t see it in the 0.6 spec at least.
Having said that: love that you respect line breaks.