DITA is a publishing/authoring standard suited for technical documents. But it is interesting/perverse that DITA frameworks have such poor documentation.
I like the looks of DITA. I think it has a lot to offer to save time by the classic "the best way to save time is to not do it at all". But gosh I find it hard to penetrate.
Shameless dig: It seems the same as software developers who do not automate their processes ... if your profession is automation then it is perverse that you do not automate.