I'm now trying to create a simple spread sheet and I find two more un-helpful helpful features.
First is the auto complete feature. The problem with "you can merely continue typing" is that the auto complete highlighting makes it hard to see what you are typing. When you are copying things like serial numbers you need to see what you are doing. Having an old serial number flash up when you are typing a different new one is like having an assistant who constantly suggests the wrong answers.
Second, when I try to delete the contents of a cell by using the the backspace key, I always get a pop-up window that asks me what I want to delete in the cell (strings? numbers? etc.) But I am entering names in the cells like MYMACHINE17L23 , which have both letters and numbers, so it is completely doofus to have this in operation.
"Never let the task you are trying to accomplish distract you from the study of computers."