Soo, make it even easier for people to send crap around?
Why the negativity? A lot of people sign up for newsletters to get aggregated news (e.g. ruby weekly, status code, etc).
I tried the mailchimp design tool and it’s horrible to use. This is much easier, and looks like it could be easier to use for designers (upload a template, cut, add text).
The problem is HTML in mails, it simply has no place being there. But what do I know, I am that crazy guy still using mailx on SDF.
I use mutt on a self-hosted mail server; HTML emails can be pretty annoying, especially since I use lynx(1) for viewing html emails.