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Steamlined UX. With Vim split windows, I have to care about positioning. I need to rescale the windows so that I can see the code effectively. I need to think about window management. This automates it for me, and I have one less thing to think about.

Flexibility can be nice, but it can also get annoying. I don't want to micromanage behavior if the environment can do the right thing for me.

I frequently work with one vertical split in the middle with a class file on one side and the related spec on the other. I can relate to wanting to have a standard layout. I just frequently, split up the windows even more as I work. I used to find splits difficult to manage, but then I got used to/addicted to them. Personally, I would have difficulty with a fixed layout, but I can understand how it could be appealing.

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