Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.
Upon installation on most sites developed by big name professionals I cannot upload an image or simple things as text center, align left/right rendering it useless for my customers. If it doesn't work with the free version then why bother paying for it? I have moved on, unfortunately...
It replaced at least 5 extensions you would otherwise need to install.
The interface is clean. It is stable, every thing is optional.
Now you might wounder why the rating "FAIR" ** (2 starts)
Because the JCE system plugin (if ON) ads 1 to 2 seconds o any page load time. Nowadays everything that relates to website optimization and SEO should be a must, rated more than design. No use have a great looking website if no one visits it because of low google page rank... or if a user drops out because it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
Keep up the good work. And hope you fix this issue.
The "JCE system plugin" you refer to is I assume JCE MediaBox, which is an optional, separate extension for creating "Lightbox" style popups - http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension-specific/jce-extensions/11357 - which in my tests on the JCE site at most takes only around 330ms to load.
Indeed it spontaneously will add markup (mostly paragraphes) and removes some in a obscure way that will mess up your display.
Don't even think about copying and pasting html within this editor which doesn't care weither you made change in the html view or not and rewrite everything its own messy way.
I rely on images to spice up my site and showcase photography from my local niche. In turn the photographers link to me and send me a lot of traffic, so images are VERY important to my site. JCE handles this well for the most part. Again, it meets my needs, and there's always extra plugins should I want more. Unfortunately, I need to manually edit a lot of the image links, as JCE points to images/file.jpg, and not /images/file.jpg (referring to root). This creates problems on section and category blog layout pages.
In JCE's defense, it does give me the option of choosing whether or not to use absolute urls for images, but I'd rather not. It also has a "File Directory Path" which I've tried changing from images to /images, but this has had no success on html output when I use the editor to link to an image. Overall good editor but one small limitation happens to hurt my particular site.