The easiest way to get an idea recorded is the best way. You can teach a child to write sheet music but if there's a faster, easier path to recording musical ideas, that path is better. Sheet music is beautiful, no doubt. But the underlying musical ideas are the true beauty, whereas the written form is a reflection. The method that most expedites recording those ideas empowers the composer to capture the most beauty. We endeavor toward that optimal method and thus may discover a more beautiful expression of it. At the very least, we can return to the historical beauty of sheet music upon discovering it's greater than we first realized.
Storytelling seems to underlie all media. Video production, music composition, writing. Whether for a bland, fact-based documentary or an animated cartoon, all these artistic tasks involve a process of storytelling. We must create the optimal experience for storytelling through software, remembering even this process of building software is one of storytelling. We know the resolution, the creation of a software that best facilitates storytelling. Working toward that goal, we should consider all we do, even these very words, as key to success. If we begin building with the focus on storytelling through written language, we can later add elements to handle specifics such as audio and video meanwhile providing an encompassing base capable of dealing with every conflict.