Whenever there's a Vim article on HN, the same questions and comments appear. Is Vim really all that? Isn't it really old? I'm already using BBEdit/Textmate/Emacs/Notepad++/Sublime Text/the editor du jour - is it worth it to switch?
Even though I have several different editors on my Mac, including ones I've paid for like BBEdit, I've been pretty much using Vim exclusively for nearly 8-10 months and it's been great.
I started to get interested in Vim last year because of all of the blog posts from folks looking to switch from Textmate for a variety of reasons. And since Textmate was THE editor on the Mac for quite some time, I was curious why accomplished developers were moving away from it.
Of the many things I like about Vim, the one that sticks out for me: there's no ceiling on what it can do and what you can do with it compared to other editors. There's an internal consistency about it that I appreciate--the Vim "language".