I remember starting LaTeX when I was in the last year of my undergraduate studies .I was fascinated by a book in Industrial Organisation, partly because it was a good book per se, but also because I liked the way it looked like. In the very first pages it stated that it was prepared in TeX. This made me curious, and triggered my mind to want to know more about it.
After doing my little research, I found Mittelbach et al. sublime companion for LaTeX in the library. It took me a while to figure out how to start producing some work, even the simplest cases. I firstly read about the WYSIWYG editors and I used LyX for a couple of months. However I was not satisfied with it and I wanted to actually use a 'real' editor. Therefore I switched to TeXmaker that I use until today along with TeXStudio (which I like better).
My point is that this 'journey' is not simple, as it requires a lot of effort, time and research (luckily this forum helps a lot in this aspect). Given the, admittedly, struggle of producing beautiful papers, and the possible enhancements, where do you see TeX going? Will it become mainstream or is this just a dream?