Microsoft Excel is a fantastic tool for analyzing scientific data. Microsoft Word is a fantastic tool for writing up scientific research. So surely Microsoft Office is the only software a scientist would ever require beyond that associated with specialist scientific apparatus? Unfortunately, that has never been the case and most university researchers would identify one big problem with the Office suite and that is why it‘s always been difficult to present formulas in Word and Excel. Even when you type a simple fraction like 3/5, it gets presented on a single line. As for Greek symbols like pi...well, that would mean many hours wasted trawling through Excel‘s Insert Symbol menu.
Another way to use a spreadsheet program that has become popular is to re-create 8-bit graphics from childhood video games and turn them into larger-than-life scenes. It‘s very simple to adjust the row and column height so that it becomes a perfect square, and most of the 8-bit games lacked any sort of definition, shading, or blending making them even easier to turn into spreadsheet art. There is also a huge market for this sort of thing. People that grew up with those types of games are now into adulthood, and many of them love to share things from their past with their children, nieces, nephews, and anyone else that cares about it. There is a certain amount of whimsy to these characters as well, and this type of classicism will never truly go out of style.