Some new users have requested a nicer way to write reviews, so I’ve decided to give the editing UI some love before moving on to some other high priority tasks. I’m currently working on integrating ProseMirror, which is an open source rich-text editor library.
ProseMirror is extremely modular – it’s basically a “build your own editor” kind of deal. The downside is that it takes longer to build something; the upside is that it’s possible to build advanced functionality and to customize the UI more easily.
Markdown is not going anywhere. One of the PM examples demonstrates the side-by-side use of markdown and rich-text editing. The goal is to create a similar user experience for lib.reviews. This way, users will be able to choose the editing environment they prefer on a case-by-case basis.