Maybe the fact that nothing is impossible in LATEX sets you on fire. Or maybe you’ve had it with corrupt Word documents. If so, welcome to the club!

Caution: In my humble opinion LATEX is not the best option for everyone. Do you (a) dislike programming, (b) not have time to learn a programming language, or (c) frequently need to move columns of tables (like Optimality Theory tableaux)? As a phonologist, I only use LATEX for bibliographies. And recreationally.