I believe most of our user comes from vim, I’ll be curious to know why - comming from emacs - you choose to try kakoune
Originally, the reason I used Emacs was because of a unique modal editing model named Xah Fly Keys. I think it’s a pretty good editing model overall, but I read about Kakoune and was intrigued, especially because of kakoune tv. I hacked together similar tools with VS Code’s modal-edit package (haven’t tried Dance), and tried making Evil work similarly in Doom Emacs, and I worked with both ryo-modal and kakoune.el, but these solutions were always a lot of friction so now I’m learning the real thing.
The general concept of Unix philosophy appeals to me, and it seems like Kakoune works very well with that kind of workflow due to shell expansions. I use Kitty for my terminal, so the great integration in Kakoune is super nice for me. I haven’t actually used (Neo)vim, but my understanding is that it’s a bit less Unix-y due to having its own window splits and scripting language.
Kakoune just seems like essentially the perfect editor for me right now.