I am just wondering: what is so special in this editor?
I've tried it twice already (2 weeks of non-stop use each time) and always went back to N++.
Maybe that's because I have always felt I can't bend my habits to it?
I switched to ST2 from N++, mostly because of two features:
Firstly, goto anything, or more specifically, the way it uses lazy matching to let you go to anything -- it is literally like having the power of FARR inside your editor. You can switch between projects, between files in a project, and jump around symbols in a file using lazy match lookup.
Secondly, multiple selections, which is a bit like search and replace on steroids. You can do most of what it does with regexp search and replace, but having the visual feedback from live editing is so nice, plus you don't have to go to a separate dialog and start thinking about regexp.
Mind you, I was quite reluctant about moving away from N++, when I moved from UltraEdit to N++ I thought to myself "I am never paying for an editor again, this is great".
ST2 has been around since Summer 2008, at least the first versions. This is quite a life span. But the pricing is weird.Non-beta only since Jun26, though, unless dates on the blog are wrong? I count product lifetime from 'release' version and onwards - perhaps that's wrong of me?
I respect that there's no silly "lifetime upgrade" licenses, I respect that there's no discounts, and that the product is priced relatively high... but bumping the price to $70, and already announcing ST3?
I agree, that is bothering me a bit as well. I guess maybe he should have called one of the earlier beta versions a release and fixed bugs in point releases instead of being in beta for years. This way people get the feeling they paid for a release that only had a single point update.
Regarding pricing, to me he is passing the point of reasonable for something that is "just an editor", no matter how efficient it may be. But if you read the forums, it feels like there is a bunch of devs standing in line to throw money at him, so it will probably work.