As someone who grew up with GUIs and a mouse in hand, learning vim is purely for the coolness factor. I love the aesthetic of the terminal with its retro font. I’m a sucker for retro. It’s why my music player of choice whips the llama’s you-know-what. So, I spent the past week or so configuring gVim. I’ve stitched together my .vimrc file with bits and pieces nabbed off the internet. It’s also got a bunch of dope plugins I don’t know how to use, but I thought might come in handy later. I’m currently typing this in fullscreen in Goyo mode. It’s glorious. I’ve even remapped my ESC key.
I love the endless possibilities for customization, but I admit my productivity has been wayyy down since I started this journey into vim. I haven’t coded anything in vim though I know how to save and quit. And I don’t plan on switching from IntelliJ and trying to use vim as a Java IDE. No, this is all just for fun. It’ll definitely replace Notepad as my go-to for quick notetaking and scripting, but I can’t see myself using it on large projects. I actually don’t have the patience to learn all the tricks. But who knows? Maybe I’ll surprise myself.