If you're fortunate enough to be using Sublime on OSX, finding a shortcut is easy as:
1. Opening the help menu - "Command-?" (Command-Shift-/)
2. Entering search terms
Here's a screengrab of the process for your particular query (moving lines up): http://i.imgur.com/j226q.png
And here's a screengrab of CheatSheet (http://cheatsheetapp.com), a utility for quickly reviewing shortcuts in any OSX app, being applied to Sublime: http://i.imgur.com/HPUB4.png
Alternatives for these are available for other platforms, should you not be using OSX. Seek and you shall find :)
Use whatever works best for you, not whatever you already paid for.
This is why we can't have nice things.
As far as I can tell he wasn't even asking for help with sublime, nor did he lay out his reasons for wanting to switch away.
Nature abhors them so much that they do not exist in accordance with nature.
I haven't actually abandoned sublime text 2... for the time being i've been using vintage mode as you suggested. I've went cold turkey with MacVim for weekend projects but I still use sublime with vintage for work. If I do reach that tipping point where straight Vim is easier/faster/nicer then I would jump ship.
I switched from pico/emacs/TextMate/Notepad++ to VIM about three years ago. I always hated vi. I love it now, and really wish I would have switched earlier. But the advantages don't become obvious until you make yourself to live with it for a while. The initial learning curve is pretty steep, but once you get over that hump it's pretty easy going.
This is very different from emacs, which was very easy for me to do simple tasks but very hard for me to do anything complicated. It's also different from pico, TextMate, and Notepad++, which are easy to pick up but plateau, sometimes leaving to write a script to do what you need.
Using a vi-like mode for another editor doesn't really cut it, not unlike an emacs-workalike that isn't built atop a powerful scripting language. For me, it's about the way commands stack and compose rather than using hjkl instead of arrow keys.
Good luck and have fun!