Or is there something me and my noobness are missing? Is there a simple trick/way to make it easier for a client to customize RT through the client editor?
The Rich Text Element is actually a great way for designers to give flexibility while maintaining design control for the collections available to clients via the Editor.
Here’s what’s possible in the RTE. I’ve even used the embed media function to dynamically show tweets, fb posts, and instagrams in addition to what’s listed here.
As a designer you can customize the basic HTML Tags so that when the client uses a H4 for example, it shows up how you designed it. Here’s a video and more about setting those up.
Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you have any specific questions about customizing elements within the RTE. Happy designing!