Well, for what it is worth, I am going to say that MCedit, which is part of Midnight Commander, is my editor of choice. *It is very simple to use yet powerful and does everything that I need, which is admitted very simple. *I have decided to use LyX for my writing progam and Mozilla Composer for web page stuff. *I am using Pine/Pico for e-mail. *So, my text editor need only handle config files, simple scripts, tuning my html and some playing around with Perl. *
I respect Vi and know how to use it (more or less) , but I really do not like the mode-thing and have always been uncomfortable with it. *
So, there you have it.