Is prototypal inheritance unsurpassable?

Think of it as being identical to Microsoft Word styles. You name a paragraph as being a certain style. And then when you change the setting of the style, every paragraph that has that style’s name is changed. Will there ever be a better system than this?

The trend in software has been to automate—guess what the user wants and apply the style (or some other significant change) automatically. Styles and prototypes are types of user automation.