@rocx I like the "type 1" menus myself, but reject the notion of putting hypertext on it, often in HTML or its superset, Markdown. Gopher's strength is its simplicity in both protocol and content. When you talk about putting Markdown renderers or BT trackers on it, you're just making it a shitty nc/http proto.
What we really could be doing though, is taking the web back to its roots and/or do Gopher. (because it's fun!)