I hated DW's bloat and I knew how to write HTML/CSS/JS by hand so I turned to what was considered the top text editor on Mac OS 9 at the time. I liked it and used it for a few years until I upgraded to Mac OS X. At that time, I simply fell in love with the command line and the beauty of TextMate's snippets and Cmd+T and many refinements. The love story quickly turned into boredom and TM soon took the road to nowhere. This happened at a time I wanted to switch to Linux full-time so I spent a year trying every cross-platform editor/IDE I could find. I finally chose Vim which blew my mind and still does at time.
Curiosity paid, in my case.