Participants of the Authoring Summit at BADCamp (way WAY back in October 2015) identified about 20 user stories that they wanted out of Drupal. The following are demonstration videos of how Lightning addresses several of them.
When I edit content I want to upload media from my computer to use in the content I am creating now and also content I create later so that I don’t have to upload things over and over.
When I create content I want to browse a library of media on my site and pick something to use in this post so that I don’t have to upload it again.
When I create content I want to be able to embed off-site media from places like Vimeo so I can add media and have it “just work” without having to worry about how it’s stored or displayed.
When I create a one-off page I want to be able to add blocks and position them for just that page so both the layout and the content are unique.
When I edit a content type, I want to set a default layout that suits the fields in that type so my content type layouts vary in a way that makes them quickly identifiable.
When I create content I want to be able to choose a layout for just one post, so I can use layout to visually emphasize something unique about the content.
When I create a one-off page, I want to be able to choose a layout for just that page so that I'm not locked into a pre-defined template.
When I build a site I want to be able to create any number or type of workflow states so that the workflow process conforms to the real needs of the organization not a rigid pre-defined scheme.
When I create or edit content I want to flag it as needs review, needs translation etc. or save it as published, not published, etc. so that anyone involved knows what to do with it next.
When I edit content I want to track revisions, and their meta-data, so if in the future I’m asked to produce records for compliance, I can easily do that.
When I edit content I want to schedule a group of articles to be published on a future date so I won’t have to publish each one individually and I can preview them together.
When I edit content I want to preview a different version of a page even if there is a published version so I can get a true picture of what is planned