I'm not trying to start a flame war. I'm trying to be honest and open minded. Here are things I really like about Vim: I actually really like modal editing. Like most Vim experts, I spend almost all my time in command mode. I exit insert mode as soon as I'm done adding new text. That means I don't have to spend a lot of time holding down the control (i.e. caps lock) key. I find hjkl to be a very convenient replacement for the arrow keys. They're only one key press each, and they're on the home row. Vim's notion of combinable commands are intuitive, fast, and powerful. For instance, >aB means shift the block around the current cursor to the right. It is not a function in and of itself. Rather, it's a combination of a few pieces. Like in UNIX, you use small tools and put things together to achieve big things. >aB is like a UNIX pipeline in a way. I love the fact that Vim has simple syntax highlighting built in for even very strange lang
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