But I had so many issues with stability, and really missed small but important features that were present in my other editors. I also found that most of the plugins worked either poorly or sporadically.
In the end, I decided that it was not worth either using Atom or spending time contributing to it when I have some "pretty close" solutions today. Definitely looking forward to the 1.0 version though, and hats off to all those spending their time contributing to it. I'm sure it's going to become something great!
Neither it nor Notepad++ could handle gigantic text files, which is a real shame as well, though not a point of comparison.
Having said that I'm fully stoked with it in other respects; and I can see the minor annoyances getting fixed.
Atom will be a really nice editor, it's just going to take some time, and it does have rough patches now and then.