Clojure has been so fun to learn and I really like the community. The various projects and tools coming out seem to really jibe with my wanted approach to learning this whole software game.
However, one thing I don't like is JVM for CLI software. I even downloaded the jar to see if the startup is as slow as I expect (it is). I wonder if running this as ClojureScript on Node.js or compiling with GraalVM could speed things up.
OTOH when I started playing around with lisps I considered switching to Emacs for a while. I didn't because I was put off with the trouble of learning a completely new interface, the slow startup and the high resource usage. But I guess I'd still rather learn Emacs than some new quite unknown editor.
Some of us prefer a lean emacs, rather than the kitchen sink.
I do wish there was something more lightweight, but until I'm annoyed enough about that, I'll stick with the current state.
Integrating emacs with my CMAKE workflow was another.
I'm a fan of Clojure, but having this is the first reason to try an app is unattractive. It's saying that this project is first about the technology and second about solving your problems. That's fine and I wish them luck. But for those of us who aren't enthusiasts but just use editors to get work done it's a dissonant sales pitch.
Also, he clearly says way more than that in the readme, so your argument is a straw man.