This does explain the fanboying behind Vim, but your story does also reaffirm my conviction that Sublime Text is the best by these parameters.
But is using an editor only defined by these parameters? Surely the extra features that make the application bulky also add to the experience of using them? It’s quite similar to what Robin Sharma has to say about his weekly massage:
“This isn’t an indulgence, it’s an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health.”
And are there no other dimensions to add to this discussion?