Once you start a list in the editor there is simple way to exit the list and go back to basic paragraph formatting.
Things I would intuitively try:
1. Hitting enter for a new topic then delete leaves text in line with the list instead of back to a normal paragraph.
2. Hitting enter then delete twice just goes back to the previous item.
3. Pushing the list button again removes the entire list.
4. Pushing paragraph button does same as #1
To exit a list and continue with a paragraph you'll have to hit two times enter at the end of the last list item (like in MS Word)
There are quite a lot options what can / should happen... it's not easy to fulfill all expectations... should it work exactly like MS Word/Open- or LibreOffice... should we define / use our own rules...
Thanks for your feedback -- if you have further hints for improvements we're happy to listen and discuss!
After reading your (great) comments, I've narrowed down the key difference from MS Word. As you say, 1 is the same behavior and does make sense. The difference is MS Word takes 4 deletes to get you back to the previous list item and Aloha currently takes 2. Here's what each of them do:
Aloha currently does 1, 4. As you say MS Word isn't a perfect standard to copy, but I'd bet most people that did it my way in Word get stuck like I did.
I probably wouldn't have tried 3 or 4 if 2 worked, at that point I was more hoping it would work than expecting it to so I think they're fine as is.