Thanks for explaining the challenges with this idea. I'm not a technie by trade so any explaination helps to think this idea through practically.
I work at a school where the faculty often change their course pages during the semester and comment "one of the drawbacks" of moodle is the number of clicks they have to do - (including turning on the editing button ) just to make a spelling change and date change.
ALthough a big improvement is the drag-and-drop feature (many faculty love this time saving feature!)
Hopefully, the moodle developers could have an easier workflow design for future moodle versions.