Truth is I don’t create new projects all that often. But yes, at times I have created a list of projected before adding tasks, especially when first starting to use an app.
To me it feels correct because it’s the simplest behavior.
Press Return, creates a new line at same level as previous line. This is what I’m used to from most text editor. And also (I think anyway, I’m not sure now that you say they work different) I think this is how most outliners work. For instance I just tried:
They all just created the next item at the same level after the current item. I don’t think any of them have the notion of a project/header so maybe in outliners that have that notion it’s different? I guess can you give me an example of what outliners do it this way.
I do special case one Return behavior… that’s when you press enter on a line that has child items and they are expanded. Most outliers that I know about do indent the new line in that case… and TaskPaper does to. But indenting auto indenting under a line that isn’t expanded and doesn’t have children still doesn’t seem right to me.