Hi, long time Vim (and Emacs previously) user here, finally going to jump all in with Kakoune. I’ve tried it out a few minutes in the past here and there, but it seemed like such a mountain to get to the same workflow I used in Vim.
Vim scripting broke me, it really did. Integrating tools into Vim was always a battle full of edge cases and well…vim scripting. More and more I embraced the UNIX-way of using Vim just for editing, and offloading other things to other tools and avoiding mixing the two. Naturally, the end result is I end up here, looking to switch to an editor where that is part of its philosophy.
The community here is engaged and helpful, and the level of knowledge and civil discussion is a large part of the reason I decided to take the plunge with Kakoune. I hope it continues that way. I’ve seen the Vim community slowing coming apart at the seams as the community fragments between pro-plugin/anti-plugin/anti-neovim/pro-neovim stances, and every shade in between.