I'm going to write my master thesis in Computer Science, regarding Operation Research, (in Italian). I have about a month and a half to collect the results and write everything down.
I have had a good deal of experience with LaTeX, but I can't say I'm "enjoying" it as much as it was the first time, when everything was new and looked cool. Now I know LaTeX's shortcomings and ugliness, and it somehow lost its "beauty" to me. This may seem a stupid remark to do on a typesetting language but it's still reasonable in my opinion.
So I'd be curious about what I could get if I changed for change's sake, i.e. try something new, possibly better. The best candidate for this "adventure" would be ContTeXt. I'm fairly sure ConTeXt won't require me to cut&paste my favourite "preamble" into my thesis, as I did with every other tex file instead, and it may allow me to get fancy effects in an easier way than with LaTeX, or get me a more readable source. The cons are obviously the learning curve, having to convert it back to LaTeX if I get to write an article out of it, or lose time to get things done.
So, I'm wondering if you had compelling arguments to make me either switch to ConTeXt or stay with LaTeX?