I uses Latex too. It's great for writing mathematical equations compare to other typesetting tools like Word. Once I started using Latex, I never turn back. It's not difficult to learn at all. Presentation-wise, beamer makes very neat slides. All in all, it takes effort to pick up Latex but once you get the hang of it, it's worth every sweat especially when you produce a professional-looking piece of work. I would encourage everyone to use Latex for academic writing anytime.