Rearrange your thoughts as you see fit. You can add notes as sub-notes to other notes, folders, and even files.
The spreadsheet view is great for getting an overview of similar notes. One-page summaries combine content from multiple notes on a single page.
Note file names are prefixed with the current date in YYYY-MM-DD format; very handy for sorting in Finder. For linking between notes, there's no need to reference notes by an abstract ID, because the app takes care of keeping links up-to-date when renaming or moving notes.
Type "" to start a new to do list. You can mix and match numbered, bulleted, and to-do lists. A summary of open to-dos is shown in the bottom right of each note.
Imagine one morning you wake up and realize that the software update that installed itself automatically last night now crashes your notes app. The backup copy that you keep online is gone, because the company behind the service was acquired, pivoted on its heels and is now onto bigger things, and not even that old copy that you emailed to yourself is within reach, because, well, you are offline.
The best protection against getting locked out from an app and your data is to not rely on any particular app in the first place. Using a data format that is compatible across many apps, ideally simple enough so that even in 20 years from now there will still be apps around that will be able to open it.
The most basic form of keeping notes in an accessible form has to be plain text files. Many people favor Markdown over plain text, because it supports text formatting and referencing images. The app uses HTML as its data format. The advantage here is that this allows embedding images inside notes and note contents can be previewed in their formatted form in any browser (and copied to other word processing apps from there, if needed).