It's a funny thing - writing. I love it. It's only when you try it that you realise how very clever 'great writers' are. I can't even write 500 words in an email without the possibility of misunderstandings ((hence Smileys - I know I know).
You don't see Shakespeare using three exclamation marks!!!
I don't see any Smileys in The Bible. (Ah, but maybe that explains why we are all still fighting...)