LaTeX is a typesetting system that (initially) was designed to give a nice layout (ready to be printed and to be published) without the creator of the document need to take special care about the output during his work. It supposed to make its own calculations by the internal compiling procedure and give an already beautiful result (but of course adjustable with many ways).
As such a system, the "WYSIWYG" approach seems to be completely inappropriate for it. The result after the compilation should be better that "what you see".
LyX is an approach of
LaTeX typesetting that is preferred mostly by newcomers to
LaTeX world. Mostly from people that can't (or don't want) get over the "Office" habit and in most cases they want to "force" their document to "look like LaTeX" but without the "real coding part" of creating a LaTeX document.
LaTeX user that will use
LaTeX more than once or twice will expect to have something more specific than the default
LyX abilities by pressing buttons, and will possibly come here to get an answer on how to accomplish this specific layout or behavior etc. So, the
LyX user will have to use the non-graphical interface of
LyX to add some real code hopping that the
LyX will afford this code and will result a document behavior like if this code had been added to a "real"
LaTeX document. (But as far as I have seen here... this is not always the case).
In any result of the above situation, surely (s)he will need again and again such a help and thus will be driven to learn at least some basic
LaTeX commands in order to not make again and again the same question with just another variable/command/whatever. But then, by gaining soem basic skills in real
LaTeX coding and getting to know how more abilities
LaTeX "coding-approach" is offering, (s)he getting over the bad habit of the WYSIWYG approach and becoming a
LaTeX user from a
So, there are not really many people here familiar with
LyX that are able to help in questions specific to
LyX and in most cases their answer is a general
LaTeX answer by using the "code-mode" of
LyX and the hope that it should/could work.
If the question is
LyX specific, there are people that could help, but they possibly didn't needed much from tex.stackexchange.com and they are not active here, or they have already forgot the
LyX interface as "ex-