vscode-vim caused odd performance issues, and I encountered significant bugs with the undo stack (namely hitting 'u' would sometimes take out the last 10-15 changes instead of just one). IDEAvim would randomly go completely unresponsive for me, sometimes requiring just re-opening the file and sometimes requiring a restart of the entire IDE. And last I checked the Xcode plugin requires re-signing the entire binary with a self-signed certificate because the new plugin system won't support modal editing.
I was quite happy with neovintageous in Sublime, as well as Sublime's excellent performance in general, but no matter how many plugins I installed it could never seem to come close to the smarts of the other tools I was using.
Ultimately I just arrived the the conclusion that I'm never going to be happy with any editor and decided to make the best of what I could with a consistent set of keybindings across the tools I use.
That said, every time I edit my hosts file or something on a remote server and reach for vim, I wonder if I made the wrong choice. I'm really hoping Language Server Protocol becomes the standard and we reach the point where it no longer matters what editor we use.
I'm pretty broken by Vim. I don't really want to invest the time to get really good at a non-modal text editor.
- QT Editor
- Visual Studio
- VS Code
At the moment I mainly use VS Code, and I'm still editing much faster, despite the issues (occasional undo hiccups and error messages).
FWIW, since recently (can't tell you which version, but maybe a week or two back), my editor has become real unresponsive (2-5 seconds delay when I switch from Insert mode) and if I type before it switches, keystrokes get inserted as text.