Yes, there are definite reasons why the vi/vim editing model is just superior to any other out there. And you don’t need to be a Unix whiz to use it, either: vim is available for free for almost any platform out there, and there are plug-ins to get the functionality inside all major IDEs.
If you want to research vi/vim editing some more, here are some useful references:
- Learn why I got started
- Use my graphical cheat sheet and tutorial to learn vi/vim editing
- The awesome “vi lovers” home page
- Learn Jonathan McPherson’s hints for effective editing with vim
And of course: