TEI-lite is a bad thing if it is used for anything apart from simple texts and
for teaching. It is especially bad because it makes people believe that there
is a simple way of doing TEI and a difficult way and that the simple way is
acceptable. I would have found it easier to explain and teach the TEI if the
TEI-Lite had not existed because it confuses the people who have not had the
time to go into the TEI and it generates a lot of tag-abuse. But this all is
of course a statement coming from my purist POV.