Now I'm on Atom, which has the best VIM support I've ever seen (haven't tried evil-mode, though) and seems to support a similar feature set. They felt about the same speed, too, on this 2013 Macbook Air.
Regardless, other than that quirk, I did really like VS Code, and I'm glad there's more competition in the free editor space :)
I use Atom a lot, but I wish it had support for the goto column command (pipe), proper search/replace support (it does weird things with the trailing slash, deleting words at the end of lines, and macros.
And it's working. Despite having messier code, performance problems, and fewer Vim features implemented, it has over 3x as many users as the next most popular one listed in the VSCode extension gallery.