I hope I'm not being inflammatory. I think the crux of the debate is about what kind of things you are trying to do and we misunderstand each other on that point.
I was attempting to say the same thing.<g>
It would seem that Scribus can export to encapsulated PostScript, which is really cool because that should (hopefully) allow high-quality scaling of any embedded documents.
It depends on what it embedded. If the EPS consists of raster graphics (i.e., bitmapped graphics), they won't scale well in EPS because they're still raster, not vector.
One reason I <3 LaTeX so much in particular is because most of the documents I read or write are not graphics-rich
Those are precisely the kinds of documents for which LaTeX is a superior tool.
I can just keep writing and writing without having to worry about adorning the document with heavy formatting, clicking on and resizing frames, or what the outcome will look like.
You shouldn't have to worry about the formatting while you're writing even if you're using a word processor like OOo Writer. Just start the document and write away. Don't bother with formatting at this stage. When you're finished, THEN go through and apply paragraph styles. You could use the same template for all your documents.
The problem is that people don't know how to use paragraph styles. Instead, they format as they go, which is a waste of time and very distracting, as well as being extremely inefficient. The key is to USE STYLES, USE STYLES, USE STYLES. Have as many styles as you need (headings, subheadings, paragraphs with hanging indents, paragraphs indented from both right and left margins, etc.). When you use paragraph styles, you can make global changes in one place and they'll be reflected throughout the document.
But there's no need for you to change anything you're doing. You've found tools you like that do everything you want to do. What more could anyone ask?