Frustrating Setup

When was the last time you said, "Today, I am going to use a web browser!" or, "When I get home from work I'll finally have time to use Word"? Probably never. What you will actually say is, "Tonight I will write an essay." Yet your computer probably has an icon on it for Word/Writer, and does not have an icon for essay. This does not seem sensible to me, as there is now an obstacle between me and writing an essay, that is, I have to configure my tools. This is less of a problem with Word than in Software Development, where sometimes setting up a new development environment can take days! It sucks to start a toy project and to find setting up the tool-chain takes longer than the project itself.