I still have all my notebooks from EQ, DAOC, EQ2 and a few others. Then they weren't necessary anymore. Still, I like keeping track myself. The good thing about an in-game feature is that I may not always play on the same computer in the same location. In fact, it is highly likely that I'll end up playing some of the time on a laptop. So carrying around notebooks is a bit of a challenge. But I don't want it to be too easy. Also the information the game saves automatically may not be what I need to know.
Oh, and Dash. No problems going off topic a bit. We're not that strict here.