If new DW is being rolled out shortly, perhaps I'm too late.
I've found the auto parse urls to be a massive pain. The editor can either be basic or standard (can it be set to Advanced Editor??), meaning that if I want to display a url as text I have to click to the Advanced editor, but by the time I look at the post again in the editor box, URLS have already been BBCoded automatically. So then I have to go an manually take them off, uncheck the 'parse urls' and then save again. Urgh!
Worse still is that if I then edit the post, I go to the blasted standard editor again, which parses the blasted urls!!
Is there a field maybe where a post could have a 0/1/2 or something to store the last editor used and maybe the settings for that post?
Just a thought.