intelman said:

Microsoft needs to rethink all of their built in applications. Notepad, Paint, Wordpad ...

 

Snipping tool was a great addition. It needs some help still, but it is great overall.

I would guess Microsoft always intended these to be little helper apps, not full-blown applications to compete with PaintShopPro, Adobe, etc.

But I agree that subsequent releases of these types of apps should include most of the old functionality if possible.