Thanks for the ref to Sublime - it runs on Windows. I have a TM license on my mac mini (hooked up via kvm), but since my wifes machine died I migrated her to the mac, so I don't really use the thing anymore (TextMate too), and I have to admit, it is a nice editor and I wish it was available for Windows. I'll definitely check out Sublime today though.
so I just downloaded it at work and had a quick look - immediate impression is "wow", it's really really nice, I need to put some mileage into it. I have some faith that the first impression was the right one