I guess the part I don't understand is the target audience. Who
is so serious about writing that they need a full-screen editor, but
so unserious that they don't have a favorite editor already? I've
published two full-length books and posted a hell of a lot more than
that, and you can pry my text editor from my cold dead hands. I'm
not even going to mention which one it is; it doesn't matter.
Switching to a new one would be a frustrating and painful experience
that would get in the way of my writing for weeks, maybe months.
It could also be “because I can.”
Or because the
software being used sucks and it's easier to start over than try to work
on an existing project.
Any number of reasons.
But I can certainly relate to the trauma of switching editors. Heck, it
was traumatic switching email
clients and I'm still finding flaws in mutt (just last night, I patched it to
change the default location for saving attachments, since I hate cluttering
up my home directory).
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