Yes, I thought about you when I saw that, Tom. I won't bother with smart writing tools, as I'm pretty sure handwriting recognition is not for me anyway. If I want typed text, I'm better off just typing it. Handwriting is for different uses, mostly helping me organize my thoughts.
Based on their reviews, I might give Notability and Paper a second chance, although I have already installed and uninstalled both apps at least twice so it would be a third or fourth chance really. I guess I just like wasting my time on the iPad