As a result, any user who spends any significant amount of time
with any one text editor — I’m talking years, here — will build up
a set of usage patterns that employed rapidly and repeatedly
throughout an editing session. Often this is called “muscle
memory”, but it is really more that your brain builds up a library
of “mental macros” that are applied almost subconsciously as you
work with the editor.
Because of this, switching text editors is incredibly disruptive
to one’s workflow and results in some awesome “religious wars”.
Why? Because it is just too damned difficult to actually quantify
why one editor is so much better than another.
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to say this for months. Perfect.