I think 'notes' are a bit of a second class citizen in Workflowy and I suspect that is intentional. The outlining purist wants everything to be a 'node' and they want to keep things as simple as possible. I get it and I'm actually not against that position. I think you could argue that notes should be reserved for quick comments about the node and not actual content. But... What I would like is a 'node' that acts like a paragraph for longer form content. This would make Workflowy immensely more useful for actual articles and creative projects instead of just for the organizing and collecting that goes into the early stages of a project.
I think the Workflowy designers are maybe (hopefully) headed that way with the 'Paragraph' format option. The current problem with the option is that it is misplaced in the text-formatting bar when it should apply to an entire node and also, at this point, it doesn't really do much except remove the bullet from the node.
Once the hypothetical 'Paragraph' node is declared it should not only remove the bullet but provide at least basic control of font size and spacing and allow things like indenting within the node (i.e. tabs) and even the option to show only top 'x' lines or all lines. Once this is in place we can talk about tables (like OneNote?) and Markdown. But that's all down the line, for now we need nodes that can be made to look like paragraphs but would still be nodes.
Note: see this request for an additional take on the idea and the post that I borrowed my example and inspiration from (at least in spirit)
Here is an example of the current situation comparing 'note' to 'node with paragraph formatting'.
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