@jeremycherfas a very interesting read. I’ve also started experimenting with Obsidian after seeing a link to it via a Drafts post. I like the idea of creating a set number of notes each day - I’m struggling a bit at the moment being on holiday!
The other area that I’m struggling a little with is iOS. I do not use my Mac automatically when I can do it on iOS - at the moment I’m using iA writer but can’t form the links until back on the Mac which seems a bit counter productive. Lots of ‘coming soon’ on iOS but it’s not here at the moment.
Going to investigate your Evernote alternative as well. I have Evernote but don’t like being stuck in it’s proprietary format. I tried getting the notes out a year or so ago and had real trouble.