I hate all family history software things - so tedious to enter data (probably not so bad if you start out with one, but a total pain to do in retrospect).
I keep most of mine in word documents. The gedcoms I have are generated from things like entering data into ancestry and then exporting. If I share stuff I tend to send my word document and let the other person do whatever they want with it
Over Christmas, I was going to sort out some of my mass of data which I haven't got round to, but I haven't got round to doing any at all (did a jigsaw instead ).
omg, I am wrestling with a gedcom with 9200 records in it (that's after I deleted about 100 pointless records). I am trying to get my head around how much more of it I can safely delete. Maybe 2400 records to merge with it, too.