alright I admit i know bugger all about Latex and Lyx.
but I am very interested in consistent document formatting etc.
once you have done lots and/or large engineering docs you will know how crap word is for formatting, consistency and templates that no one sets up properly. Then there is DOORS...good, bad, and ugly.
I saw Lyx via distowatch and have ment to give it a go, it is installed but I have been trying to get my wife to use it. lazy I know.