Whoa, hold on a moment. :-) Please don't misinterpret my comments. Alex writes: "It is hubris for Maple to think that quality typesetting can be attained by mouse clicking one's way through pallates." I'm not necessarily making that claim. I'm just pointing out that the palette is just one of the many tools in Maple and it can be very useful in particular circumstances.
"And from this we are supposed to infer the power and insightfullness of the Maple typesetting package?" No. Indeed, from my point-of-view, I'd rather you not use Typesetting[Typeset] at all. People here claim there is a lack of tools for programmatically doing typesetting. I don't dispute that at all. I agree with you. I offer Typesetting[Typeset] as a less-than-ideal workaround for now until better tools are available and suggest that the GUI tools may be less clumsy and more useful than some might initially believe.
We're still developing Maple's typesetting and likely there will be better tools for programmatic access in future releases. My recommendation is that, if you want particular features, speak up and ask for them, and not necessarily in these threads that are usually devoted to answering specific technical questions and are read mostly by developers. Occasionally, other Maplesoft staff will set up polls or discussion questions elsewhere on MaplePrimes asking for input and those are good places to express your views. I should add, though, that we have many users who do not participate in MaplePrimes and we do get lots of typesetting requests from them too, often ones that are related to GUI and not programmatic access. So we have to balance and prioritize the requests. (BTW, I had been a long-time LaTeX user myself, so I know where you're coming from.)
I'm speaking as a developer here, not as a marketing or sales person. From my point-of-view, the typesetting project is a work in progress. It's incomplete but it also has huge potential. If we waited until it did everything that eveyone wanted, it wouldn't be released for another decade. However, I'm glad it's out there and in use now, despite the limitations, because what is there now is extremely useful to some people. We're still actively working on how to make it even more powerful, so please speak up for the features you want.