Obsidian. It’s exactly what I wanted.
I own my data – I’m not renting a spot on a server to keep it.
I can back it up, pay to keep it synchronized with other devices or synchronize it manually for free, if at all, whatever I choose.
It’s really powerful even at release 0.12, but it also has a lot of truly wonderful, useful, community-based plugins.
It’s just my kind of thing.
There are a lot of YouTube videos about it.
There is a Discord server and a forum.
There’s just a lot of help and a lot of great ideas and I’m happy with it.
There’s nothing wrong with Emacs, by the way. It’s just that it was like learning to operate the space shuttle in order to drive to the store. It had so much power that it was overwhelming. Since I didn’t have another use for all that power, it was really hard to learn to use.