Scary isn't it Hungry.......... My favorite game in those daze was MS Flight sim - the original line graphics.
Wasn't a real Wordstar fan and yep on CPM.. I used Zardax, then got a CPM coprocessor (card) for the II+ with an 80col card to learn Wordstar to tutor our older "Injunears" - the sliderule set, in computer basics & word processing. Had a great time with Pascal but the younger Eng's all used COBOL.....
Unfortunately Elfy you've learnt the hard way. Regardless of what you are doing with an application, either set autosave on or save your work every ten minutes or so, it does save a lot of work and grief in the long run.
Good luck mate.