we are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with CKEditor. From your description it is quite difficult to understand what could possibly have gone wrong, so it would be great if you could use the tracker (see http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/ckeditor/tracker/) to file a detailed bug report.
If you give us more details about your setup, explain the problem, and paste some code samples ("before" and "after" the change), our developers will be able to investigate. Without this information it really is difficult to find the reason for unexpected CKEditor behavior.
Dear Tim, Thank you for the 4 stars. There is a setting called ‘Auto Format Source’. If you turn it on it will keep your line breaks upon saving. Hope that helps.
Thank you for the comment.
Please just disable jQuery load in module settings to avoid conflicts. Or just contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org - and we will be happy to assist.