About 10 years ago, I split my text editing time between Emacs and Vim. That said, I was and definitely still am an Emacs guy. But while Emacs has always had an edge in my affections, I know that Vim is no slouch.
So do other people—even those who, like me, are all thumbs technically. Over the years, I’ve talked to a few new Linux users who wanted to use Vim but were a bit disappointed that it doesn’t act like the text editors they’ve used on other operating systems.