I don't know why, but I really enjoy reading about why people choose the text editors they use.
I think it has partly to do with the fact that it's just a text editor, lol. It's supposed to be this very plain thing, yet there are so many complex options and features, etc. to consider and we get all passionate about them. Same goes for other software, I suppose, but I really have fun with the text editors.
I think it's also due to the fact that editing text is one of a few key activities in many professions (at least of DC people). It's also one where it seems to be very apparent how it could be improved (although the specifics seem to be quite individual).
The one improvement important to me would be efficient navigation and selection within text. Home/End and Ctrl+Left/Right just doesn't cut it. It's also the main reason why I'm experimenting with VIM
I've read an interesting rant about text editors in general here
and specifically about atom here
yesterday, which makes some valid points to think about (it's in German, but I'm sure google translate can handle it). It made me check out the textadept
web site which ewemoa had alread posted
about but I had forgotten. After what I have read so far about atom I think checking out textadept or lime
(a Sublime clone) would currently be a better time investment for me than trying to build atom (which I still haven't succeeded with).